NASA's High-Flying Space Shuttle Crew To Answer Student Questions

WASHINGTON -- NASA's space shuttle astronauts will answer elementary
and middle school students' questions Saturday while orbiting
approximately 220 miles above Earth on the International Space
Station. The event is scheduled from 7:40 to 8 a.m. EDT, Saturday,
May 22.

Students from 12 NASA Explorer Schools submitted their questions
earlier by video. Space shuttle Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony
Antonelli, Mission Specialists Garret Reisman, Michael Good, Steve
Bowen, Piers Sellers, and Expedition 23 Flight Engineer Tracy
Caldwell Dyson will give answers live on NASA Television.

Viewers should consult the NASA TV schedule to confirm the timing, as
the session could shift by several minutes. For NASA TV downlink,
schedule and streaming video information, visit:


The NASA Explorer Schools that submitted video questions are:
-John B. Cary Elementary in Richmond, Va
-Cumberland Middle School in Cumberland, Wisc.
-Rodriguez Elementary in Harlingen, Texas
-Hobgood Elementary in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
-Lebanon Middle School in Lebanon, Ky.
-Ellen Ochoa Learning Center in Cudahy, Calif.
-Orleans Elementary in Orleans, Vt.
-Wendover High School in Wendover, Utah
-Harding Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa
-Conyers Middle School in Conyers, Ga.
-Forest Lake Elementary School in Columbia, S.C.
-Arapahoe School in Arapahoe, Wyo.

The NASA Explorer Schools project establishes a three-year partnership
between the agency and schools in diverse communities to address
local challenges in science, technology and mathematics education.
The goal is to bring educators, administrators, students and families
together in sustained involvement with NASA's education programs. For
information about the programs, visit:


For information about NASA's education programs, visit:


Atlantis' STS-132 mission includes three spacewalks, and the delivery
of equipment, supplies and a new Russian module to the station.
For more information about the mission, crew and shuttle, visit:


Source: NASA

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