Spotted: Astronaut Karol “Bo” Bobko at Oak Knoll School

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on October 25, 2011

astronaut Karol Bobka at Oak Knoll School

To kick off its annual Book Fair, Oak Knoll School hosted former astronaut Karol “Bo” Bobko on Sunday, Oct. 23. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, Bobko flew on the Challenger, Discovery and Atlantis space shuttles and logged a total of 386 hours in space.

In preparation for the astronaut’s visit, Oak Knoll students had compelled more than 400 questions as part of their “Ask an Astronaut” program. Among them:

– “How do you sleep in space?” Strap yourself in and float!
– “What do you do with your trash” Store it on shuttle.
– “How does earth look?” Saw lights of Rio and Sao Paolo.
– “How big is space station?” 900,000 lbs.

Bobko told the packed multi-purpose room that they played with toys in space to see what how the toys would act reminded them they that can see space vehicles in the sky by checking out the times on the internet.

The astronaut’s visit was arranged by the Oak Knoll PTO.

Contributing to this report were Shosh Cohen, Courtney Gillette and Nicole Kedemy.

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