Wildcats learn to reach for the stars

Blanco Vista Elementary’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders were greeted by a literal spaceman earlier this week when NASA Astronaut John Blaha visited. The historic visit was largely thanks to BVES educator Meghan Hunter, who is Blaha’s grand-daughter. Blaha, a member of the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame, has been a crew member on five space missions, and as a result, has lived in space for 161 days. Blaha shared his experiences with students and fielded questions about his profession.

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