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TEACHERS TO TALK TO EXP 9 ON NASA FREQ.



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468


Dwayne Brown 
Headquarters, Washington                      July 27, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

RELEASE: 04-245

TEACHERS TO GET AN OUT-OF-THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE

     Teachers will have an opportunity to talk this Thursday 
afternoon with the current residents of the Earth-orbiting 
International Space Station.

Approximately 25 NASA Explorer School (NES) teachers from 
several states visiting NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, 
Greenbelt, Md., will ask questions beginning at approximately 
1:15 p.m. EDT to Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight 
Engineer Mike Fincke, who are now past the halfway point of 
their six-month Expedition 9 mission.

Questions will include living and working in space and future 
space exploration. Teachers in Houston and California will 
also have the opportunity to monitor the discussion while 
attending education workshops at NASA's Johnson Space Center, 
Houston, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and the 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

The downlink is an integral component of NASA's Teaching from 
Space Program, which promotes educational opportunities that 
use the unique environment of human spaceflight. The program 
builds partnerships with the education community to create 
unique learning opportunities through the use of NASA 
research and educational technology.

Viewers who live in the continental United States can see the 
program on NASA Television on AMC-6, at 72 degrees west 
longitude, Transponder 9, 3880 MHz, vertical polarization, 
audio at 6.8 MHz. Viewers in Alaska or Hawaii can see the 
program on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, Transponder 
18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz.

NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 
school teams, consisting of teachers and education 
administrators from diverse communities nationwide. While 
partnered with NASA, NES teams will acquire throughout the 
school year new teaching resources and technology tools using 
NASA's unique content, experts and other resources to make 
learning science, mathematics and technology more exciting to 
students.

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

http://education.nasa.gov/

For information about NASA's Teaching from Space Program on 
the Internet, visit: 

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

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