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NASA Brings Vision for Space Exploration To Tanner, Ala., High School Students
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media Advisory: M06-109

What: David King, director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and a NASA astronaut will visit Tanner High School in Tanner, Ala., to kick off the NASA Explorer Schools partnership with the school. Media are invited to attend a community outreach event on Thursday, Sept. 21 and the school assembly on Friday, Sept. 22.

When: Community outreach event: Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. CDT
School assembly: Friday, Sept. 22, 9-10 a.m.

Who: David King, director of the Marshall Space Flight Center, and a NASA astronaut.

Where: Both events will be at the Tanner High School Gymnasium
12060 Sommers Road, Tanner

At the school assembly Friday morning, King and the NASA astronaut will share with students the message of the Vision for Space Exploration – the nation's effort to extend human reach across the solar system. The visit is part of NASA’s Explorer Schools Program, a national effort to help schools increase student interest and participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Tanner High School was officially named a NASA Explorer School in spring 2006.

King and the NASA astronaut also will discuss how science and space research enhance life on Earth, and the importance of recruiting future generations of space explorers from among today's students.

Media availabilities will be held at Tanner High School at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 10 a.m. Friday, following the scheduled programs. Media interested in arranging interviews with King and the NASA astronaut must contact the Marshall Center Public and Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 by 4 p.m. Sept. 21.

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