Atlantis landed safely a short while ago. Congratulations to everyone involved on another successful mission! I realize that shuttle flights no longer grab the front page headlines but the contributions of these missions and the associated research to education are incalculable. I encourage teachers everywhere to keep up with future missions in your classrooms. Not only are there strong ways to connect these space missions with math and science, but there are also strong language arts (journaling, reading, communication, etc.) and social studies (current events, timelines, etc.) connections. And you never know just how inspirational your students will find this.