Children First: Studying Columbia

By Stephanie Stang | 

After the Columbia crash many questions quickly arose. What caused the explosion? What will happen to the future of space exploration in our country?

Those questions are being pondered in a senior English class at Bowling Green High School. The class frequently starts class with a discussion about current events. This week the focus revolves around the space exploration program.

English teacher Byron Darnall says students have been quiet during discussions and have not shown much interest. He attributes their lack of interest to the fact that students can't help but compare this tragedy to Sept. 11. Darnall says all he can hope for is some awareness when it comes to the importance of space exploration.

Many students say so far the explosion has created an awareness about NASA and that maybe more fellow classmates with consider going up in space.