- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2011

HOUSTON (AP) - Elementary school classmates of the youngest victim of the January Tucson shootings chatted Sunday with space shuttle Endeavour astronauts in orbit.

For students at Mesa Verde Elementary School in Tucson, it was an unusual time to come to school: Sunday night. But it was an even more unusual school activity: Making a long distance call 216 miles straight up. They were delayed by 20 minutes of technical problems.

The educational event was set up by Endeavour commander Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in the Jan. 8 shootings that killed six people, including 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green. Christina-Taylor went to Mesa Verde.

When a girl asked their favorite view, astronaut Mike Fincke said it was Earth.

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