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February 5, 2004

Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Headquarters, Washington
202/358-0836

Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281/483-6977



NOTE TO EDITORS: #N04-021

SPACE STATION CREW TALKS WITH EDUCATORS

More than 700 educators are meeting this week at the 10th Annual International Space Station Educators Conference at Space Center Houston. Educators will learn how to use the International Space Station to inspire students' interest in science and mathematics.

Friday, from 7:50 to 8:10 a.m. CST, educators will have a live conversation with Space Station Expedition 8 Commander/ NASA Station Science Officer Michael Foale and Russian Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. The crew has been aboard the Station since October.

The event is live on NASA TV, which is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

Participants from the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, will tour astronaut training facilities and attend hands-on, interactive sessions designed to introduce them to potential lessons to use in the classroom, such as building and launching rockets, making their own spacesuits, assembling a Space Station model, and preparing astronaut food.

For information about NASA education programs on the Internet, visit:

http://www.education.nasa.gov

Media are welcome at conference events. Credentials are available at the Space Center Houston help desk. For information about the conference and Space Center Houston, visit:

http://www.spacecenter.org/iss2.html



 

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