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Quick Takes

"Quick Takes" Continued...

Issue: "After the revolution," Feb. 26, 2011

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When one 10-year-old boy needed help with his science project, he didn't ask his parents or even his teacher. Instead, the Scottish boy, who was investigating types of rockets, wrote to the most authoritative source on the subject he could think of: NASA. Christopher Allan needed the facts for a two-minute speech before classmates about the Solar System. Then, about two months later, Christopher received a package from a NASA education officer with personalized answers to all of his questions as well as autographed pictures of astronauts. And despite the late response-it arrived after Christopher made his presentation-his teacher allowed him to do his speech again. His classmates, Christopher told the Scottish Sun, "were all really jealous of my letter and information."


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