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SHOOTING FOR THE STARS

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“As the flight director I was the head of the operation system. So if something went wrong it was entirely my fault. It was surprisingly life-like.’’

Before them is NASA’s mission control room simulator, at the Challenger Learning Centre in Houston. Clayfield College’s year nine student Georgia Lennon is the capsule communicator and year 10 student Ava Pearson is the flight director. It is up to them to make sure the operation system runs smoothly, with any anomaly a major red flag. They

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