The Russell Space Team shuttle simulations for grade school astronauts

The Russell Space Team at Russell Elementary School in Smyrna, GA is an award winning program in which 4th & 5th graders carry out elaborate Space Shuttle mission simulations. They use their shuttle Intrepid Simulator and a Mission Control. They have been carrying out the day long simulations since the 1990s.

Their Russell Space Team YouTube channel shows reports from their missions, including a 27 hour sim from this month.

Chris Laster is the force behind the Russell Space Team and he was on the Space Show this week to describe the program and how it came about: Chris Laster, Tuesday, 5-13-14 – Thespaceshow’s Blog

A couple of Russell Space Team videos: