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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Elementary students in the Parkway School District got a special visit today from NASA.

Pierremont Elementary students in Manchester had fun getting hands- on learning in rocketry from NASA experts.

The NASA team was at the school to congratulate 15 exceptionally gifted students who designed a game that will be played on the International Space Station.

The students won a nationwide competition aimed at helping astronauts exercise while on the station.

‘I think it`s really cool that the game we designed is going to be played in real life on the I.S.S. (International Space Station),’ said team member Peyton Gaskill.
Another member of the team, Matt Boyd, added, ‘The astronauts needed a form of exercise but it was also a fun way to exercise.’

The game is called ‘Starfield’ and involves astronauts maneuvering through an obstacle course.

We will link you to a simulated version of it on our website.