W.Va. Aspiring Astronaut Wins Trip To Space Camp
Posted: December 07, 2006
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ An audio essay about why space exploration is important has earned a sixth-grade South Charleston Middle School student a free trip to NASAís Space Camp.
Adam Richardson received the most votes in the National Aeronautics and Space Administrationís podcast competition to win the People's Choice Award in the 11-14 age group. He wrote and recorded a speech answering the question: How will space exploration benefit your life in the future?
Richardson said that he hopes to be the first person to walk on Mars.
Richardson is a member of the Universal Explorers, a science club for sixth grade students at South Charleston Middle School.