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Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-0836)

August 18, 2003
 
RELEASE : 03-266
 
 
Earth Crew Talks With International Space Station
 
 
Just before blasting back to school, NASA Earth Crew members will travel 17,000 miles per hour with the crew of the International Space Station. The Expedition 7 Station crew will share their experiences about living and working in space during an education event on Wednesday, August 20 from 11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT.

NASA's Earth Crew consists of more than 23,000 students who signed up through the agency's Educator Astronaut Web site. The students help NASA plan and conduct scientific explorations without ever leaving the ground. Earth Crew students receive e-mail updates about new projects, participate in exploration-related activities, and even provide suggestions to NASA to help plan upcoming missions.

Teegan Hendricks, a 12th grader from the Clear Creek Independent School District near Houston and a NASA Texas Aerospace Scholar, hosts the downlink event with Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA Station Science Officer Ed Lu. Hendricks will use questions submitted by Earth Crew members.

The Space Station program, provided via NASA downlink, is one in a series to education organizations. It is an integral component of NASA's Teaching from Space Program (TSP). The TSP enables education opportunities using the unique environment of human space flight. The program builds partnerships with education communities and creates learning opportunities through the use of NASA research and educational technology.

The event will be broadcast live on NASA TV at AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. The downlink may be viewed on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

or

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/

For information about NASA on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

For more information about NASA's Educator Astronaut Program or to join NASA's Earth Crew, visit:

http://edspace.nasa.gov/

For information about NASA's Teaching from Space Program visit:

http://education.jsc.nasa.gov/Educators/tfsp.htm

For information about NASA Education programs visit:

http://education.nasa.gov

 

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