April 5 Today was a big day for the Astronauts:  after an early dismissal from school, they went on a field trip to the Discovery Museum, where they participated in a full mission simulation.  Each Astronaut had a chance to serve as a specialist, both on board a shuttle mission and as part of mission control, at the Museum’s high-tech Challenger Learning Center.  It’s one of the highlights of Mission year and the program overall.  After successfully returning from space, the Astronauts had a quick pizza dinner and then went straight to a second field trip:  going to see the … Continue reading April