05/16/2011 05:35 pm ET | Updated Jul 16, 2011

Illinois Science Teacher Chosen For NASA Research Flight

For the past couple of years, Lincoln-Way North High School science teacher Margaret "Peggy" Piper has been talking to her students about a research lab in the sky.

Last week, NASA announced that she will join the team that will fly on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) as part of a six-person team of educators to work with scientists.

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