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Educator Astronaut Report Card: Is It In The Mail?
03.27.03
 

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

March 27, 2003

RELEASE: 03-122

Many of us are busy preparing our tax forms to make the April deadline. The Educator Astronaut Program (EAP) application and nomination deadline is April 30th.

Teachers: Don't miss this out-of-this-world opportunity to become permanent members of the NASA Astronaut Corps.

Educators with backgrounds is science, technology, engineering or mathematics have the chance to join NASA's first class of Educator Astronauts. Selected individuals will perform all the jobs and responsibilities of Mission Specialist Astronauts. They will be trained to perform spacewalks, operate the Space Shuttle's robotic arm and lead research experiments. Educator Astronauts will also share their extraordinary experience with millions of students and teachers.

The Educator Astronaut Program has received 6677 nominations to date.

If interested in applying for the program or nominating a teacher on the Internet, visit:

http://edspace.nasa.gov/qualifications/qualif.html

Or call the toll free EAP number: 1/877/332-7876.

To learn more about the EAP or other NASA education activities on the Internet, visit

http://edspace.nasa.gov

For more information about NASA on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov.

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