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Amber Marek                                                                                                        September 15, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-9284)

KSC Release: 70-04

KSC Deputy Director Visiting Gainesville School to Share Vision for Space with Nation's Youth

Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., Jim Jennings, NASA, Associate Deputy Administrator for Institutions and Asset Management and an astronaut will visit Gainesville Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School in Gainesville, Ga., on Sept. 21 to share the Vision for Space Exploration with the next generation of explorers. The presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the school's gymnasium, located at 1145 McEver Road.

"Right now, tomorrow's space explorers are seated in America's classrooms, asking questions, solving problems and conducting experiments," Whitlow said. "As NASA carries out the Vision for Space Exploration, we remain committed to working closely with our schools, fostering learning environments that will inspire these future space travelers."

Whitlow and Jennings will talk with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA's stepping-stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, and different NASA careers needed to meet the Vision.

For media interested in arranging interviews with the speakers in conjunction with their visit to the 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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