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Amber Marek                                                                                                                  May 11, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone:  321/867-2468)

KSC Release No. 27-04

NASA's Kennedy Space Center Director Visits Miami School to Share New Vision With Nation's Youth

NASA's Kennedy Space Center Director Jim Kennedy and a NASA astronaut will visit Howard A. Doolin Middle School, a NASA Explorer School in Miami, on May 14 to share the new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. EST at the media center of the school, located at 6401 S.W. 152nd Avenue.

"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 Howard A. Doolin Middle 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.

Media interested in arranging interviews with Kennedy in conjunction with his visit to the school may 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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