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Sallie A. Keith
NASA Glenn Research Center

A'Lynne Robinson
Community Relations
Jackson Public Schools
October 23, 2006
NASA Kicks Off Partnership with Jackson Students
NASA Glenn Research Center Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. and Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson will visit with students from the Middle School at Parkside, Jackson, Mich., this week to help kick off a new three-year partnership with NASA. The Middle School at Parkside is one of 25 school teams selected nationwide to be part of the NASA Explorer School program this year.
  • What: NASA Explorer School kickoff program
  • When: 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27
  • Who: Woodrow Whitlow Jr., director of NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, and Gregory H. Johnson, astronaut
  • Where: Middle School at Parkside
    2400 Fourth Street
    Jackson, MI 49203
Whitlow and Johnson will share the Vision for Space Exploration with students and discuss how they can join the ranks of the next generation of explorers by pursuing studies in mathematics and science.

A media opportunity will be held following the program. Media interested in arranging interviews with Whitlow or Johnson should contact Sallie Keith at 216-433-5795 or 216-308-0801.

The NASA Explorer School program is a three-year partnership, sponsored by NASA, to help educators and students join NASA's mission of discovery through educational activities and special learning opportunities tailored to promote science, mathematics and technology applications and career explorations.

During the partnership, students in the NASA Explorer School program participate in digital conferences with scientists and engineers at NASA. Educators also take part in NASA workshops where they develop hands-on activities to engage their students in exciting learning experiences in the science, mathematics and technology fields.

For more information about the NASA Explorer School program on the Internet, visit:

For more information about NASA and the Vision for Space Exploration on the Internet, visit:


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