Rochester teacher chosen to attend space program developed by NASA

(ABC 6 News) – Melissa Erickson is a science teacher at John Marshall High School, and was selected to attend "Liftoff 2022 Program" at the University of Texas, a selective space program developed by NASA.

The hope is that teachers can develop lessons from this program to take to their classroom.

"My group this summer are going to be coming up with some lesson plans and bring it back to our classrooms to hopefully get some students excited about space again. I’m excited about it, I get to go to space camp!" said Erickson.

This year teachers helped work on the Artemis Project which aims to send American astronauts to the moon by 2024.