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NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR TALKS TO STUDENTS ABOUT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
03.27.12
 
NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR TALKS TO STUDENTS ABOUT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver spoke to the students at Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, Va., on Tuesday, March 27. The event is part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s Nifty Fifty (times 2) Program. The Nifty Fifty program sends more than 100 top scientists and engineers into Washington-area schools before the festival to inspire middle and high school students' passion for science and engineering. The festival will take place April 28-29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW in Washington. As the country's only national science festival, this venue increases public awareness about the importance of science and encourages youth to pursue careers in science and engineering. Includes b-roll and speech excerpts from Garver.

HQ Contact: Lauren B. Worley, 202-358-1288
For more info: www.nasa.gov and www.usasciencefestival.org

Cut #1 - Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator

(TRT - 00:25) “In space everything has no gravity, so you develop, say a tissue, like a kidney in your science classes, or liver tissue and then you can test different vaccines or metabolites drugs on that tissue in space, much more easily then here at home because here at home when you test those cell there are flat, but the grow in space in 3D because there is no gravity.”
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