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Mississippi And Louisiana Students To Call Space Station Astronauts



Aug. 15, 2011

Ann Marie Trotta 
Headquarters, Washington 
202-358-1601 
ann.marie.trotta@xxxxxxxx 

Rebecca Strecker 
Stennis Space Center, Miss. 
228-688-3249 
rebecca.a.strecker@xxxxxxxx   


MEDIA ADVISORY: M11-169

MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA STUDENTS TO CALL SPACE STATION ASTRONAUTS

WASHINGTON -- Students gathered at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center 
in Mississippi will place a long distance call to astronauts aboard 
the International Space Station at 1:35 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 
18. 

Mississippi and Louisiana students in kindergarten through twelfth 
grade will ask Expedition 28 Flight Engineers Ron Garan, Mike Fossum 
and Satoshi Furukawa questions related to mass and weight. The 
experience is designed to enhance the students' understanding of 
scientific principles, physics and space. Stennis' education office 
is hosting the call, which will include a video link with the three 
astronauts and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. 

To attend, journalists must contact Rebecca Strecker at 228-688-3249 
no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, to arrange for clearance 
and escort to the event. 

This in-flight education downlink is one in a series with educational 
organizations in the United States and abroad to improve teaching and 
learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies. 
It is an integral component of NASA's Teaching From Space education 
program, which promotes learning opportunities and builds 
partnerships with the education community using the unique 
environment of space and NASA's human spaceflight program. 

The exact time of the downlink could change. For the latest NASA TV 
schedule, visit: 


http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 


For information about NASA's education programs, visit: 


http://www.nasa.gov/education 


For more information about the International Space Station, visit: 


http://www.nasa.gov/station   

	
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