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Amber Philman
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

11.03.05
 
RELEASE : 97-05
 
 
KSC Deputy Director Visits Sanford School to Share Vision With Youth
 
 
NASA's Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. will visit Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School, a NASA Explorer School in Sanford, Fla., on Friday, Nov. 4 to share the Vision for Space Exploration with the next generation of explorers. The presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the school, located at 1300 W. 20th Street. Goldsboro was selected as a NASA Explorer School in May.

"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 steppingstone 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 Philman at 321/867-2468 or 321/431-4970.

The NASA Explorer Schools Program provides educators, students and families with classroom resources and innovative technology based on NASA's unique research, discoveries and missions. During the three-year partnership, NASA assists schools in addressing needs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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

http://explorerschools.nasa.gov

 

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