NASA is putting out a vast help-wanted ad for teachers in space. The program—which is designed to pique students' interest in science and math—will use satellite video feeds and the internet to connect students on earth with teachers in space to explain the intricacies of space exploration.

The space agency launched the program Jan. 21, via television and the internet, to recruit more teachers as astronauts. The widows of three of the Challenger astronauts took part in the announcement, and the family of Christa McAuliffe offered its support.


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