Jim Kuhl was a 6th grade Earth Science teacher from Syracuse, NY when he applied for the original NASA Teacher in Space program in 1985 and was a finalist for the NASA Educator Astronaut program in 2004. In 2009, Jim was one of seven Pathfinders chosen in a national competition to revive the Teachers in Space program and to participate in flight opportunities as they become available. The October 15 flight is the first flight awarded by Teachers in Space, Inc. to any of those 2009 contest winners. Jim has been a developer and leader of the TIS Flight Experiments professional development program for teachers since 2011. He has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Education and served on the board of directors of the Science Teachers Association of New York State. He now works at AOPA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Team - Argentina Team 2016