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Amber Philman
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468

10.06.06
 
RELEASE : 63-06
 
 
NASA Kicks Off New Partnership With Conyers Middle School
 
 
NASA will visit Conyers Middle School in Conyers, Ga., at 2:30 pm on Oct. 13 to help kick off the school’s new three-year partnership with NASA. The school was one of 25 selected nationwide to be part of the NASA Explorer Schools program this year. Astronaut Roger Crouch and Kennedy Space Center Director Jim Kennedy will speak to students at the school, located at 400 Sigman Road.

Crouch and Kennedy will talk with students about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as NASA's steppingstone approach to exploring Earth, the moon, Mars and beyond.

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

NASA's Explorer Schools program is addressing the nation's need to promote student achievement in mathematics and science studies through activities that use the excitement of NASA research, discoveries and missions. Selected schools embark on a three-year partnership with NASA to engage, educate and inspire the next generation of explorers.

To arrange an interview with Crouch or Kennedy in conjunction with the event, contact Amber Philman at Kennedy at (321) 867-2468.

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

http://explorerschools.nasa.gov

 

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