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

Dr. Robert Ervin
Bangor Public Schools, Bangor, Maine
(Phone: 207/945-4400 ext: 302)

January 14, 2004
RELEASE : 04-024
ISS Crew Talks To Maine Students About Having The "Wright Stuff"
The Expedition 8 crew aboard the International Space Station will talk with students at Fairmount Elementary School in Bangor, Maine tomorrow from 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. EST.

As Maine prepares to welcome its own Challenger Learning Center and NASA Educator Resource Center, Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Station Science Officer Michael Foale and Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri will answer student questions and illustrate some of the opportunities and career rewards that can accompany excellence in science, math and reading.

This year, Bangor Public Schools is tailoring its science, math and reading lessons to the theme of "Centennial of Flight" to peak students' interest. Throughout the year, teachers will extend NASA research-based methods to the classroom to encourage students to aim high in their academic and lifetime goals. The program especially targets students from under-served communities.

The teachers of the participating students, University of Maine pre-service teachers, parents and community members will join the students. The coordinators of this event have also invited local political and academic officials. All Maine schools are invited to view this event via the Adelphia Cable school channel.

The downlink is part of a series with educational organizations in the United States and abroad. It is an integral component of NASA's Teaching from Space Program. The Teaching from Space Program promotes educational opportunities that use the unique environment of human space flight. The program builds partnerships with the education community to create unique learning opportunities through the use of NASA research and educational technology.

The event will be on NASA TV. NASA TV is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

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