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Amber Marek                                                                                                                  March 31, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

KSC Release No. 15-04

NASA Kennedy Space Center Director Visits Panama City School To Share New Vision With Nation's Youth

NASA's Center Director, Jim Kennedy and a NASA astronaut will visit Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Panama City, Fla., on April 5 to share the new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. The school is located at 1025 Redwood Ave. and the presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m. CT at the cafeteria.

"Just as the youth of the 1940s became the pioneers that launched our current space program, the students of the new millennium will turn the new Vision for Space Exploration into reality," said Kennedy. "I can't wait to come to Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School and share the vision so students can find out how they can be a part of our nation's future space exploration programs."

Kennedy will talk with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA's stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

For media interested in arranging interviews with Kennedy in conjunction with his visit to Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School, please contact Amber Marek at 321/867-2468.

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

For more information about the Vision for Space Exploration visit:

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