26858 Misterrogers

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26858 Misterrogers, provisional designation 1993 FR, is a Mars crossing asteroid. It is named after children's television host Fred Rogers.

Rogers, who had a lifelong passion with the sky and astronomy, got a pilot's license while still in high school.[1] He also produced with the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh a planetarium show called The Sky above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.[2] This is still shown at many planetariums in the United States.[3]

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  1. Kimmel, Margaret Mary; Collins, Mark (September 2008). "THE WONDER OF IT ALL: Fred Rogers and the Story of an Icon" (PDF). Retrieved 20 March 2018. Allen taught Fred to fly in a little Piper Cub when Fred was in high school
  2. "The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" (PDF). Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. "The Sky Above Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood". Carnegie Science Center. Retrieved 20 March 2018.