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Lynnette Madison
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington

RELEASE : M08-014
Space Station Launches 10th Anniversary with 2008 Calendar
HOUSTON - When did the U.S. launch its first satellite? What day did the first crew arrive at the International Space Station? A new calendar that highlights 50 years of NASA milestones and a decade of station assembly can be downloaded at:

the colorful 2008 calendar is packed with historical tidbits and photographs that capture the work and wonder of a decade building the world's largest orbiting laboratory. Each month of the calendar has a specific theme with images, photographs, significant NASA historical events and Web sites for educators.

"Teachers inspire. We hope this calendar also will inspire a new generation of explorers," said Mike Suffredini, manager, International Space Station Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Nearly 100,000 copies of the calendar have been delivered to classrooms in all 50 states. The calendars have been distributed through NASA education programs and NASA-affiliated education networks such as the NASA Central Operation of Resources for Educators, NASA Education Resource Centers, NASA Explorer Schools and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Alexandria, Va.

NASA's International Space Station Program office created the calendar to mark its 10th year of operations in orbit and to commemorate the agency's 50th anniversary.


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