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H.S.STUDENTS WILL TALK WITH ISS CREW



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

>November 10, 2005
>
>Elvia H. Thompson 
>Headquarters, Washington
>(202) 358-1696
>
>Jane Glickman or Stephanie Babyak
>U.S. Department of Education, Washington
>(202) 401-1576
>
>Joan K. Ozdogan
>Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.
>(703) 750-8317 
>
>
>HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TALK LIVE WITH SPACE STATION CREW
>
>In recognition of International Education Week, International Space 
>Station crewmembers William S. McArthur, Jr., and Valery I. Tokarev 
>will speak to students during a live television event at Thomas 
>Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), 6560 
>Braddock Road, Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday, Nov. 15. 
>
>NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale and U.S. Secretary of Education 
>Margaret Spellings will participate in the live downlink from 
>Expedition 12, which begins at 9:30 a.m. EST. Media representatives 
>are invited to attend. 
>
>International Education Week, Nov. 14-18, is a joint initiative of the 
>U.S. Departments of Education and State. This year, the theme is 
>International Education: Improving Student Achievement Around the 
>World. Established in 1895, TJHSST is dedicated to excellence in 
>science, mathematics, and technology education. The school serves 
>nearly 1800 students from six Northern Virginia school districts and 
>has a strong foreign language program. Three of the questions posed 
>to the space station crew by the students will be in Russian. 
>
>The event will be broadcast live on NASA-TV and Fairfax County Public 
>Schools Red Apple 21 to all TJHSST students and to students in 240 
>Northern Virginia schools as well as more than 250,000 home viewers. 
>Fairfax County Public Schools/Fairfax Networks is also providing 
>direct access to the program via satellite to interested school 
>systems across the country. Students around the world will be able to 
>watch the downlink via NASA's website.
>
>NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an 
>MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 
>degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical 
>polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7 at 137 degrees 
>west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal 
>polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver 
>Decoder is required for reception.
>
>NASA's Teaching From Space Office coordinates downlinks for the 
>agency. The office is part of NASA's education programs designed to 
>inspire the next generation of leaders and explorers, and engage them 
>through the Vision for Exploration.
>
>News media representatives who wish to cover this event and a media 
>availability following the downlink with Deputy Administrator Dale, 
>Secretary Spellings, Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent 
>Jack Dale, and TJHSST Principal Elizabeth V. Lodal, must be in place 
>no later than 9 a.m. EST
>
>For more information about NASA's programs on the Internet, visit: 
>
>http://www.nasa.gov/home 
>
>For more information about International Education Week on the 
>Internet, visit: 
>
>http://www.iew.state.gov/statements/sec_education.htm/ 
>
>	
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