[sarex] NASHVILLE STUDENTS TO TALK TO ISS CREW
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Tue Aug 15 14:26:50 PDT 2006
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
August 15, 2006
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
LONG-DISTANCE CALL: NASHVILLE, TENN., STUDENTS TO TALK TO THE CREW OF
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, VETERAN NASA ASTRONAUT
Nearly 1,000 students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee
Summer Programs in Nashville, Tenn., will attend a question and answer
session via satellite with the three-member crew of the International
Space Station and then get to talk to NASA astronaut Rhea Seddon,
veteran of three space shuttle launches, on Thursday, August 17.
Approximately 15-20 students from that group will actually talk to and
ask questions of the space station crew during the event.
The crew, comprised of a NASA astronaut, European Space Agency astronaut
and Russian cosmonaut, are spending six months living and working on
board the station – an orbiting research laboratory that NASA and
agencies from 15 other nations are building in space.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is partnering with the
Nashville Public Schools and Vanderbilt University's Dyer Observatory in
Nashville to deliver education opportunities focusing on preparing
students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Students from the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and U.S. Rep.
Jim Cooper of Nashville and veteran NASA astronaut Rhea Seddon will be
available for media interviews.
Thursday, Aug. 17
8:05 – 8:25 a.m. – Q&A with the International Space Station
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Guest speakers including U.S. Rep. Cooper
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. – Q&A with veteran astronaut Rhea Seddon
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. – Media tour of Wright Middle School
Wright Middle School
180 McCall St.
Marshall Space Flight Center
Public and Employee Communications Office
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