On April 4, 2017, which was the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage, a modified NASA Gulfstream III took off at Edwards Air Force Base in California to become the first NASA aircraft to fly with a twisted wing flap configuration.
Meanwhile, inside NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s mission control center were engineers working the flight and validating technology to test improved flight efficiency through the use of a twisted flap. They watched their monitors, analyzed the flight’s early stages, and all wore headsets to listen in on communications – all except one.
In the front of the room, wearing no headset, sat a young systems engineer named Johanna Lucht who, on a day of firsts for NASA, became the first deaf engineer to carry out an active role in a NASA control center during a mission.
Read the full story on NASA's website.
"Many people dream of one day owning their own business -- a dream that's easier for some to live out than others. But as our Stef Manisero shows us, overcoming those hurdles can be awfully sweet" for entrepreneurs who are deaf. See the full story at Spectrum news.
Texas School for the Deaf wins the 2017 South Regional Academic Bowl held at the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) from February 9 through 12. The Gallaudet University Youth Programs and Gallaudet Unviersity Regional Center - South would like to congratulate 20 teams for participating in the South Regional Academic Bowl competition and to individuals and teams for receiving medals and awards for their achievements.
To find out about all the schools who competed and received awards see the Gallaudet University Announcement.
More than 20 teams from deaf schools across the south met at the North Carolina School for the Deaf on Friday for the Southern Regional Academic Bowl.
Across the nation, approximately 80 deaf schools are competing in four different regional academic bowls that will lead the top four teams from each region to the national competition at Gallaudet University, a federally chartered private university for the education of the Deaf and hard of hearing in Washington, D.C.
Deaf school students from Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and other states were in attendance.
To find out more, see the News Herald.
Esther Savage loves a lot of things. She loves practicing her cartwheels. She loves light saber duels with her mom – and tickle fights. Her giddy laughter is infectious. And like many 5-year-olds, she loves singing along to "Frozen." Just a few years ago, though, Esther wasn’t singing or saying anything.
She was a healthy, normal baby girl, and she was not hearing. She didn’t hear anything. She had no sound at all,” said Tiffany Savage, who adopted Esther in 2012. Esther was just a toddler in an orphanage in Haiti. Savage said when Esther was about 16 months old, she contracted severe meningitis, which damaged the hair follicles in her inner ear.
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