Three teachers are scheduled to embark on a unique mission June 14. They are among the newest class of 11 astronauts recruited by NASA, who will begin training this summer for a future trip into space. The trio of educators intend to use their experience with the nation's space program to extend the boundaries of the traditional classroom to the cosmos and beyond.

The teachers were selected from a field of more than 1,000 applicants and will live, work, and train with a corps of more than 100 astronauts at the Johnson Space Center in


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