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For release: 05/05/03
Release #: 03-071

NASA'S top educator to visit Marshall Center May 5-6

NASA's first associate administrator for education, Dr. Adena Loston, is visiting the Marshall Center Monday and Tuesday to learn first-hand how it supports the NASA education mission of inspiring America's students, creating learning opportunities, enlightening inquisitive minds and "inspiring the next generation of explorers — as only NASA can."

What: NASA's first Associate Administrator for Education, Dr. Adena Loston, will visit the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to learn first-hand about its education programs. As part of the visit, Marshall's Education Programs Department will present an "educational excellence fair" highlighting Marshall's educational products and services.

Why: A key part of NASA's mission is to inspire the next generation of explorers. . . as only NASA can.

Who: Dr. Adena Loston, Associate Administrator for Education, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

When: Tuesday, May 6
Education fair and displays 12:10 - 2:10 p.m. Photo opportunity throughout and media availability with Dr. Loston from 2:10 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Marshall Space Flight Center. News media should report to the Media Relations Department, Bldg. 4200.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 no later than 4 p.m., Monday, May 5. Media must report to Gate 1, Martin Road exit at South Memorial Parkway. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.

For supporting materials for this news release — such as photographs, fact sheets, video and audio files and more — please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at:

For more information about NASA education programs and a biography of Dr. Loston, visit the NASA website at:

For more information about Marshall Center education programs, visit the Website at:

For more information:
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