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

Sept. 20, 2004
Educators and Students Call Station Crew
Educators and students from West Virginia, Arkansas and Pittsburgh will chat this week with the crew of International Space Station Expedition 9, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and NASA astronaut Mike Fincke. The two calls will be downlinked and broadcast on NASA TV.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 3:20 p.m. EDT: Kenna Elementary, Charlestown, W.V., an education partner of the National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 10:50 a.m. EDT: Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh, hosted by the Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

This activity supports NASA's efforts to encourage students to study and possibly pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is an integral part of NASA's Teaching from Space Program, which builds partnerships with the education community to create unique learning opportunities through the use of agency research and educational technology.

The downlink airs live on the Web and on NASA TV, available in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit:

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


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