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Educator Astronaut Report Card: Join NASA’S Earth Crew

Dwayne C. Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

March 20, 2003

RELEASE: 03-112

jenny of the octorara elementary school Jenny of the Octorara Elementary School in Atglen, Penn. drew this image as a condolence card for the Columbia crew.

NASA's Educator Astronaut Program (EAP) invites students, educators and parents to join the Earth Crew and interact with NASA in projects and missions. Earth Crew members meet NASA astronauts and employees, learn what astronauts do, what it's like to live in space, and discover how space exploration affects lives here on Earth.

Earth Crew is an exciting, interactive Web-based program that links participants with space-related educational activities. Earth Crew members can join in activities and NASA missions via the Educator Astronaut Web site. Members can help organize potential experiments and activities for Educator Astronauts. The current Earth Crew mission is to send in original artwork showing how astronauts help people on Earth through activities in space. Several pieces of artwork will be posted in the Earth Crew Gallery in honor of the Columbia crew.

The EAP is recruiting teachers to become permanent members of NASA's Astronaut Corps. To date, the program has received more than 6,200 teacher nominations. Earth Crew members and the public are encouraged to nominate teachers. The EAP application deadline is April 30, 2003.

To learn more about the Earth Crew, EAP and other NASA education activities visit:

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