NASA TO SHARE EXPLORATION VISION WITH STUDENTS
NASA’s White House Liaison, J.T. Jezierski, will visit
Mount View Middle School at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 21, to share the
agency’s vision for space exploration with the next
generation of explorers. Jezierski will be accompanied by Roy
D. Bridges, Center Director at NASA’s Langley Research
Center, and astronaut Steven Swanson.
Jezierski will talk with Mount View 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,” said Jezierski.
Media interested in
arranging interviews with Jezierski, Bridges or Astronaut Swanson
should contact Kimberly W. Land at 757-864-9885 or 757-344-8611
(mobile) by noon on Thursday, May 20.
“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.”
Swanson, a flight simulation engineer, joined the astronaut
corps in 1998. He is currently assigned to the Astronaut Office
Space Station Operations Branch and will serve in technical
assignments until assigned to a space flight.
Mount View 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.
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