W.Va. Aspiring Astronaut Wins Trip To Space Camp

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.

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