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Amber Marek                                                                                                                  May 13, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone:  321/867-2468)

KSC Release No. 30-04

Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Visits Missouri School to Share New Vision With Nation's Youth

NASA's Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. and an astronaut will visit John Evans Middle School, a NASA Explorer School in Potosi, Mo., on May 18 to share the new Vision for Space Exploration with the next generation of explorers. The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the auditorium of the school, located at 303 S. Lead St.

"Right now, tomorrow's space explorers are seated in America's classrooms, asking questions, solving problems and conducting experiments," Whitlow said. "As NASA carries out the Vision for Space Exploration, we remain committed to working closely with our schools, fostering learning environments that will inspire these future space travelers."

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

For media interested in arranging interviews with Whitlow in conjunction with his visit to the school, please contact Amber Marek at 321/867-2468 or 321/431-4970.

For a list of the Explorer Schools on the Internet, visit:

http://explorerschools.nasa.gov

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

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

 

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