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For release: 02/12/04
Release #: 04-018

NASA center director visits Phenix City school to share new space exploration vision with students

Photo description: King

On Feb. 20, Marshall Center Director David King will visit NASA Explorer Schools in Phenix City, Ala., and Belle Chasse, La., to share NASA's new vision for space exploration with the next generation of space pioneers.

Photo: King (NASA/MSFC)

The director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and a member of the Astronaut Corps will visit Phenix City Intermediate School, NASA Explorer School, on Feb. 20 to share the Agency's new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.

When: February 20, 9:30 a.m. EST

Who: David King, director, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Where: Phenix City Intermediate School, 2401 S. Railroad St., Phenix City, Ala.

"Right now, tomorrow's space explorers are seated in America's classrooms — asking questions, solving problems and conducting experiments," King said. "As NASA carries out President Bush's new vision for space exploration, we remain committed to working closely with our schools, fostering learning environments that will stimulate these future travelers to the Moon, to Mars and beyond."

During his visit, King will talk with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA's stepping-stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

Members of the news media are invited to cover the entire visit, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. A media availability will be held on site at 10:15 a.m.

For media interested in arranging one-on-one interviews with King in conjunction with his visit to Phenix City Intermediate School, please contact Martin Jensen of the Marshall Center Media Relations Department at 256/544-0034.

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

For more information about the President's new vision for space exploration on the Internet, visit:

For information about NASA on the Internet, visit:

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Notes to Editors:
Phenix City, Ala
Belle Chasse, La.

Martin Jensen
Public Affairs Office
(256) 544-0034

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