|TYREL JOHNSON & JATILA VAN DER VEEN
-Winners of the Chandra-Naming Contest-
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
On April 18, 1998, NASA announced a contest to name the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), which was scheduled for launch in December of that year. The launch date slipped about 8 months, but the contest went on as scheduled, attracting more than 6,000 entries, from 50 states and 61 countries.
The co-winners, chosen on the basis of their tie-breaking essays (55 other people picked Chandra) were Jatila van der Veen, a physics and astronomy teacher at Adolfo Camarillo High School in Camarillo, California, and Tyrel Johnson, a tenth grade student at Priest River Lamanna High School in Priest River, Idaho. Full Story
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