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December 30, 2018
Former astronaut Charlie Duke meets with a student at the fourth annual Lakes Area Mayors Prayer Breakfast in August at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Moonwalker: 'Breathtakingly beautiful' - astronaut recalls his sight of Earth during Apollo flight
December 30, 2018 - 5:00am
February 17, 2018
Former astronaut Duane Carey demonstrates the importance of preparation with Pine River-Backus fourth-grader Addison Poehler and second-grader Hunter Trujillo. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Pine River-Backus School: Before space, astronaut explored Foot Hills forest
February 17, 2018 - 5:00am
January 15, 2018
In February our school is celebrating, I Love to Read Month, with STEAM themed books and welcoming NASA Astronaut Duane "Digger" Carey to our school. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
2018 Community Read to focus on STEAM
January 15, 2018 - 8:00am
September 21, 2017
Second grader Eleanor Peterson asked Astronaut Mark Vande Hei about the types of experiments they do on the International Space Station. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
PR-B/NASA event was out of this world - Students chat with astronaut aboard space station
September 21, 2017 - 5:00am
September 18, 2017
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Students from Pine River-Backus High School were chosen to ask questions when PR-B is connected with astronaut Marke Vande Hei on the International Space Station Sept. 18. Pictured are Principal Chris Halverson, Tony Taray, Miles DeSanto, Emma Cincoski, Emma Barchus and Hannah Barchus. Not pictured is Madi Trowbridge.
PR-B students to speak with NASA astronaut on space station - Live video feed on
September 18, 2017 - 9:20am
September 12, 2017
PR-B Students call Space
September 12, 2017 - 11:25am
Watch 'Earth to Space' call - PR-B School
September 12, 2017 - 10:13am
September 11, 2017
Expedition 53 crew members: Joe Acaba of NASA, Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, and Mark Vande Hei of NASA pose for a photograph for the press outside the Soyuz simulator ahead of their Soyuz qualification exams, Thurs., Aug. 31, 2017, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The three are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:17 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 aboard the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft. Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Tiger Talk: An amazing opportunity - NASA chose PR-B students to talk to astronauts
September 11, 2017 - 4:00am
August 28, 2017
Monday, Sept. 18, Pine River-Backus students will have the opportunity to ask questions of astronauts on the International Space Station. PR-B students in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit a question they would like to ask the astronauts. Questions are due by Thursday, Aug. 31, and can be submitted online at Illustration
PR-B students may apply to ask questions, emcee at NASA astronaut event
August 28, 2017 - 7:00am
August 20, 2017
A crowd of about 170 people filled the large meeting room at the Brainerd Public Library this week to hear from Central Lakes College earth science instructor Dave Kobilka about the rare total eclipse, which will cross the U.S. Monday.
Jennifer Stockinger/Brainerd Dispatch
Tech Savvy: Do you have the proper eyewear to see Monday's rare event?
August 20, 2017 - 5:00am
July 31, 2017
In the early part of the coming school year, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will spare 20 minutes of their time to answer questions from 20 Pine River-Backus students.
PR-B School: Students to communicate with International Space Station astronauts
July 31, 2017 - 4:00am
October 8, 2015
A low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover showing the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target call "Buckskin" is show in this handout photo taken August 5, 2015 and provided by NASA October 8, 2015. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Handout via Reuters
NASA Mars rover finds clear evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes
October 8, 2015 - 2:59pm
July 17, 2014
From NASA to the coffee shop. Kristi Bodahl was once a photographer with NASA, but has since made her home in Hackensack as the owner of Kristi's Coffee Corner. Photo by Travis Grimler
From NASA to owning a coffee shop in Hackensack
July 17, 2014 - 11:08am