What’s better than getting to play astronaut for the day? Nothing that these Paxton eighth graders can think of after a day at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee where they got to carry out a space mission to Mars. Add to that an awe-inspiring behind-the-scenes tour of millions of dollars in wind tunnels, 3D printers, robots and more cool science tools at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and it was a banner day. PHS sends a huge thank you to the American Society of Civil Engineers and Space Grant Consortium for their monetary support of this trip. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.