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Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington

Cynthia Robbins
Maya Angelou Public Charter School, Washington
202-797-2850, ext. 26

Sept. 6, 2006
NASA Brings an Out of This World Experience to DC Area School
Crew members of NASA's recent space shuttle Discovery mission will visit the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington on Thursday.

Astronauts Mark Kelly, Mike Fossum, Lisa Nowak, Stephanie Wilson and Piers Sellers will meet with students, answer questions and provide an overview of Discovery's July mission. The crew also will discuss the importance of education and exciting opportunities in future space exploration.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Maya Angelou Public Charter School, 1851 9th Street NW, Washington 20001

Maya Angelou Public Charter School was started in 1997. The school provides learning opportunities in lower-income urban areas where all students, particularly those who have not succeeded in traditional schools, can reach their potential. Students develop the academic, social and employment skills they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change in their communities.

Media are invited to attend the event. Interview opportunities will be available. Media planning to attend should contact Cynthia Robbins at: 202-797-2850, ext. 26. For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

For more information about Maya Angelou Public Charter School, visit:


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