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.
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Analynn Serrano has been the deaf education teacher at Crutchfield Elementary school for three years.
She spends most of her days in this classroom mastering the art of communication with her students using her hands.
But sometimes that can serve as a challenge.
"And I think that we do a good job with having access to language here on campus," Crutchfield Elementary deaf education teacher Analynn Serrano said. "I've got pictures and labels on everything. I don't know if you noticed the school that I've got labels and pictures on everything."
Serrano teaches six students from grades kindergarten to fourth grade on a variety of subjects.
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