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The Case of the Great Space Exploration
09.16.04
NASA SCIence Files Tree House Detectives
NASA's challenge to explore the moon, Mars and beyond has created excitement in the tree house. The detectives are setting off to Space Camp to learn what it takes to become space explorers.

Image to left: The tree house detectives have a new mystery to solve in the latest video from NASA's SCI Files™! Credit: NASA

On their journey to learn about future manned and robotic missions, the six tree house friends will visit NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, Johnson Space Center in Texas, Ames Research Center in California, and the University of California, at Santa Barbara, California.

"The Case of the Great Space Exploration," the first program of the NASA SCI Files™ 2004-2005 season, airs on PBS and cable access stations nationwide at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004.

Christy Carlson Romano, the voice of the lead character in Disney's animated series "Kim Possible," helps blast off the new school year as she opens the show as celebrity guest. Romano's voice is the lead in Disney Channel's daytime Emmy-nominated series "Even Stevens," and she has a featured track, "Say The Word," on the "Kim Possible" soundtrack CD.

The NASA SCI Files™ is an Emmy-award winning distance learning series that introduces students in grades 3 through 5 to NASA. The series integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of problem-based learning, scientific inquiry and the scientific method. "The Case of the Great Space Exploration" seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem-solvers.

Produced by NASA Langley's Office of Education, NASA SCI Files™ has about 200,000 educators that are registered users. These teachers represent 4.5 million students across the nation. For more information, visit SCI Files™.

For more information about other NASA educational programming, visit NASA's Education Program's Web site.


"Kim Possible" Introduces SCI Files™ Latest Video, "The Case of the Great Space Exploration"
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Meet the SCI Files™ Tree House Detectives
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SCI Files™ Shows You How NASA is Searching for the Next Generation of Explorers
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Kimberly Land
Langley Research Center