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Renee Juhans/Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1712/3749)

August 22, 2005
Space Station Crew Talks With Ohio Students at Science Center
Cincinnati students will experience the excitement of exploration and discovery when they make a long-distance phone call to the International Space Station (ISS) crew.

The call is from 12:45 to 1:05 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, August 23, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. It will be carried live on NASA TV.

ISS Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA ISS Science Officer and Flight Engineer John Phillips will chat with the students. The crew will engage and stimulate student, educator, and public interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through NASA-sponsored educational opportunities.

Prior to the downlink, educators and students will participate in a space science project and contest tied to their physical science curricula. This downlink event also highlights the exhibit Space: A Journey to Our Future, which is on display at the museum until October 16.

NASA's Education Flight Projects Office coordinates downlinks for the agency. The office is part of NASA's education programs designed to inspire the next generation of leaders and explorers, and engage them through the Vision for Exploration.

NASA TV is on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. For NASA TV information and schedules on the Web, visit:

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


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