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Mike Kersjes is president of Space Is Special Inc., a not-for-profit organization that helps special education students enhance their science and mathematics skills using space as a motivational theme. He has been a special education teacher and football coach for more than twenty years with the Forest Hills Public School system and is currently working with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of California, Irvine. Kersjes lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Joe Layden is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. He lives in upstate New York.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Special education United States Case studies, Children with disabilities Education (Secondary) United States Case studies, U, S, Space Camp (Huntsville, Ala, )Kersjes, Michael E