MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A student at Southwest Tennessee Community College, laid off from her job during the recession, has been chosen by NASA to attend a three-day on-site event.
Erin Mullinax is one of 92 community and junior college students from across the country to be part of an aerospace scholars program with the space agency.
The program will be at either Johnson Space Center in Houston or the Jet Propulsion laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Students will form teams and create fictional companies interested in Mars exploration. Students will tour facilities and be briefed by astronauts and others.
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