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

September 7, 2004
 
RELEASE : 04-287
 
 
Native American Educators & Students Call Station Crew
 
 
Native American educators and students will chat Friday with the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 9, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and NASA astronaut Mike Fincke.

The downlink is hosted by the United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, N.D. It starts at 12:15 p.m. EDT. It is part of a series of events with the United Tribes International Powwow and United Tribal Technical College that includes classroom and community activities.

The call supports NASA's efforts to encourage students to study and possibly pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is an integral part of NASA's Teaching from Space Program, which builds partnerships with the education community to create unique learning opportunities through the use of agency research and educational technology.

The downlink airs live on the Web and on NASA TV available in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA's education programs on the Internet, visit:

http://education.nasa.gov/

For information about NASA's Teaching from Space Program on the Internet, visit:

http://education.jsc.nasa.gov/educators.cfm

 

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