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Amber Philman
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Dec. 10, 2007
NASA Leaders Kick Off Explorer School Event
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An educational partnership between NASA and the Flamingo Elementary School in Hialeah, Fla., will have its official kickoff event on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the school beginning at 10 a.m. EST.

Participating in the event will be NASA astronaut John Herrington and Michael Wetmore, NASA's Kennedy Space Center associate director for engineering and technical operations.

What: Student assembly
When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12
Where: Flamingo Elementary School in Hialeah, Fla.
Who: Astronaut John Herrington and NASA official Michael Wetmore

The NASA Explorer Schools Program provides schools with classroom resources and innovative technology based on NASA's missions and discoveries. During the three-year partnership, NASA helps schools address science, technology, engineering and mathematics needs. Flamingo Elementary School was selected as a NASA Explorer School beginning in academic year 2006-2007.

For more about the NASA Explorer Schools Program, news media may contact Amber Philman in the Kennedy public affairs office by calling 321-867-2468.

Information is also available via the Internet at:

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