NOTE TO EDITORS:
NASA TO SHARE EXPLORATION VISION WITH STUDENTS
NASA's White House Liaison, Jeffrey Jezierski, will visit
Radcliff Middle School at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, to share the
agency's vision for space exploration with the next generation of
explorers. Jezierski will be accompanied by Roy D. Bridges, former
astronaut and the current Center Director at NASA's Langley
Jezierski will talk with Radcliff students about America's
heritage as explorers. He will outline NASA's stepping-stone
approach to exploring Earth, returning to the Moon, then moving on
to Mars and beyond.
"The President has laid out a vision that inspires all
Americans, but it is with particular enthusiasm that we are
visiting the NASA Explorer Schools. Students are the explorers of
tomorrow. They now have their mission and they will accomplish it,"
Media interested in arranging interviews with Jezierski
should contact Michael Finneran at 757-864-6124 or 757-344-4611
(mobile) or Susan Reinscheld at 270-351-1171 by Thursday, April
"I've had the good fortune to experience exploration first-hand
- as an Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut," said Bridges, who
assumed leadership at NASA Langley in August 2003. "I want to share
with today's students both the excitement of discovery and how they
can prepare to play a roll in our nation's future in space."
Bridges piloted the Space shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51F
in July 1985.
Radcliff Middle School is an Explorer School and is
participating in a three-year partnership with NASA. Stimulating
student imaginations and creativity via NASA discoveries, the
partnership seeks to inspire young people and help them pursue
careers in science, technology and engineering.
For information about the NASA Explorer Schools Program on the
For more information about the President's vision for space
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