[amsat-bb] ISS Calling D.C. Students

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Wed Nov 2 10:46:37 PDT 2011



WASHINGTON -- To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA 
and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live, long-distance 
call for students with International Space Station resident and 
Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum. Schools and students 
participating have strong military connections and were selected in 
collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity. 

NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin and Deputy 
Secretary of Education Tony Miller will join students to discuss 
living and working in space with Fossum. The downlink is scheduled 
for Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 9:55 to 10:15 a.m. EST, and will air live 
on NASA Television and the agency's website. 

Media representatives interested in attending should contact Sara Gast 
at the Department of Education at sara.gast at ed.gov by 5 p.m., Monday, 
Nov. 7. The event will take place at the Department of Education 
auditorium, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., in Washington. 

This year's IEW theme is "Inspiring Students Locally to Succeed 
Globally." The event continues a long-standing partnership between 
NASA and the Education Department that celebrates the benefits of 
international education and exchange worldwide. 

The live, in-flight education downlink is one of a series with 
educational organizations in the U.S. and abroad to improve teaching 
and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It 
is an integral component of Teaching From Space, a NASA Education 
program that promotes learning opportunities and builds partnerships 
with the education community using the unique environment of space 
and NASA's human spaceflight program. 

For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit: 


For information about NASA's education programs, visit: 


For information about the International Space Station and its crew, 



Clint Bradford
clintbradford at mac.com

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