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NASA'S EARTH CREW TALKS WITH ISS CREW



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC


Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Headquarters, Washington                      August 18, 2003
(Phone: 202/358-0836)

RELEASE: 03-266

NASA'S EARTH CREW TALKS WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION  

     Just before blasting back to school, NASA Earth Crew 
members will travel 17,000 miles per hour with the crew of 
the International Space Station. The Expedition 7 Station 
crew will share their experiences about living and working in 
space during an education event on Wednesday, August 20 from 
11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT.

NASA's Earth Crew consists of more than 23,000 students who 
signed up through the agency's Educator Astronaut Web site. 
The students help NASA plan and conduct scientific 
explorations without ever leaving the ground. Earth Crew 
students receive e-mail updates about new projects, 
participate in exploration-related activities, and even 
provide suggestions to NASA to help plan upcoming missions.

Teegan Hendricks, a 12th grader from the Clear Creek 
Independent School District near Houston and a NASA Texas 
Aerospace Scholar, hosts the downlink event with Expedition 7 
Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA Station Science Officer 
Ed Lu. Hendricks will use questions submitted by Earth Crew 
members. 

The Space Station program, provided via NASA downlink, is one 
in a series to education organizations. It is an integral 
component of NASA's Teaching from Space Program (TSP). The 
TSP enables education opportunities using the unique 
environment of human space flight. The program builds 
partnerships with education communities and creates learning 
opportunities through the use of NASA research and 
educational technology.

The event will be broadcast live on NASA TV at AMC-9, 
transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. 
The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and 
audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. The downlink may be viewed on 
the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
or
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/

For information about NASA on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

For more information about NASA's Educator Astronaut Program 
or to join NASA's Earth Crew, visit:

http://edspace.nasa.gov

For information about NASA's Teaching from Space Program 
visit:

http://education.jsc.nasa.gov/Educators/tfsp.htm

For information about NASA Education programs visit:

http://education.nasa.gov






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