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Sallie A. Keith
Media Relations Office

March 24, 2006
NASA Officials Meet with Cleveland Students
NASA kicks off the newly established NASA Explorer Schools partnership with Luis Munoz Marin Middle School, Cleveland, Ohio, next week with presentations by a former astronaut and representatives from the Glenn Research Center.

What:    Student Assembly
When:    9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 29
Who:     Astronaut Roger Crouch
              Glenn Research Center Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr.
Where:   Luis Munoz Marin Middle School, 1701 Castle Ave., Cleveland

Former Astronaut Roger Crouch joins NASA Glenn Research Center Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. for a presentation on careers in mathematics and science, which will be in demand as NASA returns to the moon and travels to Mars. Crouch has flown on two space shuttle missions.

A media opportunity will be held at the school immediately following the assembly program. Media interested in arranging interviews with Crouch or Whitlow should contact Sallie Keith at 216-433-5795 or 216-308-0801 (cell).

Luis Munoz Marin Middle School was named a NASA Explorer School in the spring of 2005. The NASA Explorer School program is a three-year partnership to help educators and students join NASA's mission of discovery through educational activities and special learning opportunities tailored to promote science, mathematics and technology applications and career explorations.

For more information about the NASA Explorer School Program on the Internet, visit:

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