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Fascinating Journey


http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/19/IMG_4449.JPG Official patch of this mission. If you look closely, there are thirteen stars, one for each of the astronauts children, especially appropriate because so many young people are following this flight.

The Monarch Watch web site is following their caterpillars, offspring of the KU program's butterflies, in space. They survived the liftoff and reportedly seem to be a bit disoriented but thriving. They are also posting pictures sent by classrooms joining in on the space experiment on their website.


David Lignell 8 years, 7 months ago

I think we can forgive the poor caterpillars if they're a bit disoriented. It's been a rough night for them. Good story, Linda. Thanks for the update!

Paul Decelles 8 years, 7 months ago

This is great! Love the pics on the site of the caterpillars. What I am going to really be interested in seeing is what happens when they emerge and take flight!

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