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NASA Brings Vision for Space Exploration to Tuskegee, Ala., Students Nov. 2-3
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media advisory: M06-123

What: NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Charles Chitwood, deputy director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will visit Tuskegee, Ala., to kick off the NASA Explorer Schools partnership with Tuskegee Public Elementary School. News media are invited to attend both the community outreach event with state and local government and education officials on Thursday, Nov. 2, and the student assembly on Friday, Nov. 3.

The NASA Explorer Schools Program is a national effort to help schools increase student interest and participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Tuskegee Public Elementary School was announced as a participant in the NASA Explorer Schools program in spring 2006.

When: Community outreach event: Thursday, Nov. 2, 6-7 p.m.
Student assembly: Friday, Nov. 3, 9-10 a.m.

Where: Tuskegee Public Elementary School Gymnasium
101 East Price St., Tuskegee

Who: Michael Barratt, NASA astronaut
Charles Chitwood, deputy director, Marshall Space Flight Center

Barratt and Chitwood will share with students the message of the Vision for Space Exploration -- the nation's effort to extend human reach across the solar system. They 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.