Senator Pappageorge asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.
The motion prevailed.
Senator Pappageorge’s statement is as follows:
This resolution will commemorate the first week of February as NASA Week in the state of Michigan. Next week, over 500 students in the city of Troy in my district will be Michigan’s first community—and one of only six in the nation—to host a live downlink with crew members aboard the International Space Station.
This very unique and special opportunity will allow students to perform curriculum-based activities in space to demonstrate the basic principles of science, math, engineering, and geography, and answer questions in real time from students on Earth. It is a comprehensive educational experience for students and community members alike and a real badge of honor for the entire state of Michigan to participate in such an event.
Therefore, I ask for your support today in naming the first week in February as NASA Week in Michigan.