International Space Camp 2011 kicked off today with the opening ceremony.

There were noticeably fewer teams this year, which is certainly unfortunate.  But there were some really, really top notch presentations.

Without a doubt though, the best presentation was from Norway.

Teacher Lisa Ellen Thorsen and students Lene Minh Stephansen and Kristian Reed were en route to Huntsville when a misguided Norwegian destroyed large portions of two government buildings with a bomb and shot 85 kids at a summer camp.

Ms. Thorsen makes some remarkable, fantastic comments regarding the whole incident.

And, after a moment of silence, they successfully inject a great deal of levity into the room with a well executed and very funny introduction to their home country.

Best wishes go out to all of Norway.  Judging by Lisa’s remarks, the Norwegian people will be just fine in time, despite such sad events.