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

Julie Burt
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

March 29, 2004
Texas Students Talk With Space Station Crew
Students and teachers from Alvin, Clear Creek, Friendswood, Galena Park, Galveston and Pasadena Independent School Districts in Texas will gather at Space Center Houston to talk with the crew of the International Space Station tomorrow.

The 20-minute downlink with the crew begins at 11:15 a.m. EST. The downlink will be carried live on NASA TV. Media may also attend the session. For access contact the Johnson Space Center newsroom at: 281/483-5111. 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.

The event is the result of a partnership between NASA's Teaching from Space Program Office; Space Center Houston; San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy for Engineering and Teacher Education; and SpaceTEC, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education project.

The event is part of a series of space-to-Earth conversations with educational organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Downlink events are a component of NASA's Teaching from Space Program, which promotes educational opportunities that use the unique environment of human spaceflight. The program builds partnerships with the education community to create unique learning opportunities through the use of NASA research and educational technology. For information about NASA's education programs on the Internet, visit:


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