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August 14, 2007

Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273
Edwards, California 93523
Phone 661/276-3449
FAX 661/276-3566

Beth Hagenauer
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Phone: 661/276-7960

NASA Dryden Offers STS-118 Educational Seminar In Palmdale

PALMDALE – Local educators are invited to participate in space shuttle mission STS-118 through a summer seminar sponsored by the education office of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. The second of two sessions is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, at the NASA Dryden Education Center in Palmdale.

STS-118, which launched on Aug. 8, is the first flight for educator astronaut and mission specialist Barbara Morgan. This shuttle mission is continuing the assembly of the International Space Station by delivering the Starboard 5 truss segment and external stowage platform 3.

The instructional seminar is aligned to state standards and will provide information about educational opportunities, programs and materials related to STS-118 and the space shuttle program. Attendees will receive an STS-118 "tool kit" that includes posters, education guides, a mission overview and presentation materials. All kindergarten through 12th grade educators are welcome including classroom teachers, informal educators and home-school teachers.

The free workshop will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. To register for the first-come, first-serve event, contact Katherine Doran at 661-276-7570. The NASA Dryden Education Center is located in the Palmdale Civic Center, 38256 Sierra Highway.

To compete effectively for the minds, imaginations, and career ambitions of America's young people, NASA is focused on engaging and retaining students in education programs to encourage their pursuit of educational disciplines critical to NASA's future engineering, scientific and technical missions.


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