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April 29, 2013
RELEASE M13-066
Texas Students to Speak Live With Space Station NASA Astronaut

HOUSTON - NASA Expedition 35 astronaut and flight engineer Chris Cassidy aboard the International Space Station will conduct a live air-to-ground talk with students of Fredricksburg High School in Texas at 12:40 p.m. EDT (11:40 a.m. CDT) Thursday, May 2. The event will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

During the 20-minute event, students will be able to ask Cassidy questions about life, work and research aboard the orbiting laboratory. He began his stay on the station in March.

News media representatives are invited to attend the event, and can do so by contacting Brett Williams at brettw@fisd.org or 830-889-9588. Fredericksburg High School is located at 1107 S. State Highway 16 in Fredricksburg.

NASA activities have been incorporated into classes at the school in preparation for the conversation. Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides them with an authentic, live experience of space exploration, space study, and the scientific components of space travel and possibilities of life in space.

This in-flight education downlink is one in a series with educational organizations in the United States and abroad to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. It is an integral component of NASA's Teaching From Space education program, which promotes learning opportunities and builds partnerships with the education community using the unique environment of space and NASA's human spaceflight program.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA's education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education

For information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Ann Marie Trotta
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1601
ann.marie.trotta@nasa.gov

Tammie Letroise-Brown
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
tammie.r.letroise-brown@nasa.gov


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