Endeavour astronauts talk to Tucson students about space

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour talked to a special class of elementary school students Sunday night, at the school where 9-year-old Christina Taylor-Green attended in Tucson.

The hands-on science lesson was hosted by shuttle Commander Mark Kelly as well as mission specialist Mike Fincke.

Hundreds of students were in attendance.

The astronauts answered questions about space food, black holes, and what it feels like to blast off.

"We go from zero to 17,000 miles per hour in just eight minutes and two seconds and when those main engines start, it's like being on a runaway train going a thousand miles an hour, " Kelly said.

Kelly, who wore a red Arizona Wildcats t-shirt talked about his wife who is recovering from brain surgery.

"My wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is from Tucson Arizona. I've spent a lot of time there, I'm a big fan of Tucson."