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Amber Philman
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

RELEASE : 98-05
NASA Officials Visit Orlando School to Share Vision With Youth
NASA's Kennedy Space Center officials will visit Howard Middle School, a NASA Explorer School in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Nov. 4 to share the Vision for Space Exploration with the next generation of explorers. The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. at the school, located at 800 E. Robinson Street. Howard was selected as a NASA Explorer School in May.

"NASA is implementing a bold, new plan to take us back to the moon and beyond. Tomorrow's space explorers are in today's classrooms," said Jack Fox, KSC deputy director of External Relations. "NASA remains committed to working with our schools to capture the imagination of our next generation of explorers and encourage them to take an interest in math, science, engineering and technology."

NASA officials will talk with students about our destiny as explorers and NASA's steppingstone approach to exploring Earth, the moon, Mars and beyond. They will also discuss the many ways space impacts our lives and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

For media interested in arranging interviews in conjunction with the visit to the school, please contact Amber Philman at 321/867-2468 or 321/431-4970.

The NASA Explorer Schools Program provides educators, students and families with classroom resources and innovative technology based on NASA's unique research, discoveries and missions. During the three-year partnership, NASA assists schools in addressing needs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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

For information about the NASA and the Vision for Space Exploration on the Internet, visit:


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