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Amber Marek                                                                                                                  April 7, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

KSC Release No. 17-04

NASA'S Kennedy Space Center Director Visits Miami School To Share New Vision With Nation's Youth

NASA's Kennedy Space Center Director, Jim Kennedy and a NASA astronaut will visit Carol City Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School in Miami, on April 12 to share the new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. The presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST at the media center of the school, located at 4375 NW 173rd Drive.

"Just as the youth of the 1940s became the pioneers that launched our current space program, the students of the new millennium will turn the new vision for space exploration into reality," said Kennedy. "I can't wait to come to Carol City Elementary School and share the vision so students can find out how they can be a part of our nation's future space exploration programs."

Kennedy will talk with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA's stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

For media interested in arranging interviews with Kennedy in conjunction with his visit to the school, contact Amber Marek at 321/867-2468.

For information about the NASA Explorer Schools Program on the Internet, visit:

http://explorerschools.nasa.gov

For more information about the Vision for Space Exploration, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/solarsystem/bush_vision.html

For information about NASA, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov
 

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