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Press Release 93-74
Mary Ann Peto
(Bus: 216/433-2902)

Young Astronauts Day at NASA Lewis Research Center

Cleveland, OH -- The Lewis Research Center and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics are sponsoring a "Young Astronaut Club Day: Just Plane Fun" on November 13, 1993 for students from 12 Ohio schools.

Approximately 130 students from area schools will spend the fun-filled afternoon building a space-truss out of LEGOS and participate in a paper space shuttle glider fly-off.

The Young Astronaut Program was established in 1984 as a national educational enrichment program, intended to use space exploration as a way to open up the world of science, math, technology and engineering for primary and secondary school students.

The contests begin at 2:00 p.m. in Lewis' Main Cafeteria with announcement of winners and presentations of awards at 4:30 p.m.

Participating Schools/Clubs:

Price Elementary Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Ottawa River Elementary Toledo, Ohio
Grant Area Club Lakewood, Ohio
Hopkins Elementary Mentor, Ohio
Westlake Area Club Cleveland, Ohio
Edison Elementary School Ashland, Ohio
Ledgemont Elementary Thompson, Ohio
Brown Middle School Ravenna, Ohio
Tiffin Middle School Tiffin, Ohio
Barberton School Barberton, Ohio
Homeschool Grand Rapids, Ohio
St. Nicholas School Zanesville, Ohio

If you are interested in covering this event please call 216/433-2901.


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