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NASA Officials and Astronaut Meet with Baltimore Students
An educational partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Southeast Middle School in Baltimore, Md. will have its official kickoff event thisThursday, Sept. 28, first at 10 a.m. EDT and then at 1 p.m. EDT to allow the entire student body to participate.

Participating in the event will be officials from NASA Headquarters and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA Astronaut Paul Richards.

What: Student assembly
When: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2006
Where: Southeast Middle School, Baltimore, Md.
Who: NASA officials, NASA astronaut

The NASA Explorer Schools Program provides schools with classroom resources and innovative technology based on NASA's missions and discoveries. During the three-year partnership, NASA helps schools address science, technology, engineering and mathematics needs. Southeast Middle School was selected as a NASA Explorer School beginning in academic year 2006-2007.

For more about the NASA Explorer Schools Program, news media may contact Michelle Jones in the Goddard public affairs office by calling (301) 286-8102. Information is also available via the Internet, at: + Explorer School website

Michelle Jones
Goddard Space Flight Center