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By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
November 12, 2009
thumb_charlesrocketweekendupdate.jpgOur wizards from Washington have chosen 39 ... Ke6 as the only path to follow and NASA's Greg Chamitoff has immediately responded with 40. Nc2.  It is once again time for the Stevenson Elementary School Chess Club to come up with choices for Earth to consider.
But don't hold your breath!  If you follow the game in our Java viewer, the next move from Stevenson may be even more obvious than the last, and Earth may once again find itself on the sidelines as play progresses.
Let us know what YOU think by making a comment on the game's progress.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 40.Nc2)

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Earth vs. Space Chess Match, 2008-09

Astronaut Dr. Greg Chamitoff has sent 46.Kxa2 and his resignation and congratulations to the Stevenson stars and Earth's voters.
Use the Java chess viewer (below) to review and analyze this historic game and read game commentary.

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(Click here for help with Java or the chess viewer, or click here for a move list.)

The Final Position:
(after Greg's 46.Kxa2)


Read NASA's announcement about this game.

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Media Contacts:
NASA - Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston

USCF - Glenn Petersen
[email protected]

Stevenson Team -
Coach David Hendricks
WA State Scholastic Coordinator

Match Director -
Hal Bogner
[email protected]