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June 15, 2012
RELEASE JA12-019
NASA Astronaut to Talk to Florida Students in Cyberspace

HOUSTON - NASA astronaut Andrew "Drew" Feustel will talk with students in cyberspace as part of the Florida Summer Youth Program on Friday, June 22.

Feustel will take part in two live streaming video appearances with students at the Holmes County Public Library (HCPL) at 303 N. Etheridge St., Bonifay, Fla. The first session begins at 11:30 a.m. EDT followed by a second session at 2:30 p.m. Media interested in attending either appearance should contact Susan Harris, Director, HCPL, 850-547-3573.

Speaking from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Feustel hopes to inspire Florida youths to reach for the stars during the library's "Dream Big" events. The question-and-answer format will include information from his two space shuttle missions.

Feustel was selected by NASA in July 2000. In 2009, he served on the crew of STS-125, the final servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2011, he launched aboard space shuttle Endeavour's final mission, STS-134, to the International Space Station. He has logged more than 28 days in space including 42 hours and 18 minutes during six spacewalks.

The Florida Summer Youth Program is an annual collaboration between the State Library and Archives of Florida and public libraries around the state which provide information, resources and activities for youths during their summer break.

For more information about Feustel and virtual appearances, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/

For more information about HCPL's Florida Summer Youth Program, visit:

http://www.myhcpl.org/

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Brenda Cabaniss
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-244-8860

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