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May 3, 2012
RELEASE JA12-009
NASA Astronaut to Meet Students in Cyberspace

HOUSTON - NASA astronaut and educator Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger will meet with East Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary school students in cyberspace during a virtual appearance on Wednesday, May 9.

The live streaming video appearance will begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT with East Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary, located at 305 May Road, East Hartford, Conn. The event is open to the media. Any media wanting to visit the school should contact Glen Peterson, Principal, East Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary, at 860-622-5400.

Speaking from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Metcalf-Lindenburger will share information from her spaceflight mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 mission, and take questions from students about their microgravity projects.

A former Earth science and astronomy teacher, Metcalf-Lindenburger was selected by NASA in May 2004. She completed Astronaut Candidate Training in February 2006. In April 2010, she served as a mission specialist on STS-131 and logged over 362 hours in space.

For more information on Metcalf-Lindenburger, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/metcalf-lindenburger-dm.html

For more information about virtual appearances, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/about/speakers/astronautappearances.html

For more information about NASA Education, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/index.html

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Brenda A. Cabaniss
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(281) 244-8860

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