Eclipse 2009

Explore Your Limits


On Wednesday, April 29th a Grade 6 class from Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse, Yukon will blast into space! This 12 hour space shuttle simulation is designed to give students an idea of what it might be like to be part of a shuttle crew or mission control team.

Students applied to join our Jack Hulland Space School and then examined our solar system, history of space exploration, and living and working in space. The students also studied the scientific method using critical thinking skills, creativity, co-operative learning and experimental learning.

On April 29th, our six astronauts, supported by 15 mission control personnel, will lift off into space to experience the wonder of space exploration while carrying out many of the functions that astronauts do. They will exercise, conduct experiments, keep journals and much more while mission control guides them.

By stimulating students’ imaginations, students not only become engaged, empowered and energetic, they develop a quest for knowledge. By following the voyage through our website, you will learn more about our experiences and the wonders of space!

The Eclipse mission was completed at 9:30pm PST on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. The mission was a tremendous success as the Mission Control Specialists and Astronauts completed all of the mission objectives. The students worked very well throughout the day and were a pleasure to work with. We invite all visitors to explore the site and check out all of their hard work throughout the day. A big thank you to all the parent volunteers, support staff, and students who made the mission a great success!

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