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Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-0836)

Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

February 24, 2004
Astronaut Training Focus Of Engineers Week Webcast For Students
Students around the world are invited for an inside look at how NASA prepares astronauts for life aboard the International Space Station, during a live webcast Thursday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. The event is free and can be viewed on the Internet at:

The Space Station Today Webcast, hosted by NASA's Digital Learning Network, in tandem with this year's National Engineers Week (Feb. 22-28), will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston. It will feature live discussions and opportunities to ask questions of NASA astronaut trainer Mark Sonoda. The program also will include a special visit from veteran astronaut and NASA engineer Bonnie Dunbar, JSC's Deputy Associate Director, Biological Sciences and Applications.

The webcast will show students the people and skills that make space exploration a reality. The event also will feature other educational segments, including "The Cool Experiment of the Day," "Web site Pick of the Month" and "Space Station Trivia!"

For more information about National Engineers Week on the Internet, visit:

For information about other NASA education programs on the Internet, visit:

For information about NASA on the Internet, visit:


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