NASA and Lockheed Martin have partnered to make space exploration personal for your students. Participating schools are sent large posters for students to sign on Space Day (held annually on the first Friday in May). After schools return the posters to Lockheed Martin, the signatures are scanned onto a disk and flown aboard a space shuttle mission. Schools receive lesson plans and information about the mission their signed posters are flying on. Upon completion of the shuttle flight, the posters are returned to the schools along with a photo of the astronaut crew that took the signatures to space and a NASA flight certification verifying that the signatures flew in space.
Signatures in Space is free for participants and open to elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as science centers and regional Boy Scout and Girl Scout councils, and other youth organizations.
Learn more by going to www.SpaceDay.org → and clicking on “Student Signatures in Space.”