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Interactive video lesson plan for: Hoosier Legislators "Meet" with Ford

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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford, a native of Montpelier, Ind., discussed life and work aboard the orbital laboratory with Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and Indiana Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) during an in-flight call to Indiana state legislators gathered in the Indiana State Senate chamber Feb. 7. One of Ford's brothers, David Ford, served four terms representing Hartford City, Ind. and Blackford County as an Indiana State Senator before his death in March 2008. Kevin Ford was launched to the station last October on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and will return to Earth in mid-March.

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