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

NASA Astronaut and Center Director Meet Explorer School Students
NASA will kick off a new Explorer Schools partnership with Warrington Middle School in Pensacola, Fla., at 9:30 a.m. EST Monday, Jan. 23.

Astronaut Alan Poindexter and Kennedy Space Center Director Jim Kennedy will speak to students at the school, located at 450 S. Old Corry Field Road.

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

Poindexter and Kennedy will talk with students about careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and NASA's steppingstone approach to exploring Earth, the moon, Mars and beyond. To arrange an interview with Poindexter and Kennedy in conjunction with the event, contact Amber Philman at Kennedy at (321) 867-2468.

Warrington was selected as a NASA Explorer School in May 2005. 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 science, technology, engineering and mathematics needs.

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

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