Mississippi And Louisiana Students To Call Space Station Astronauts

WASHINGTON -- Students gathered at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center
in Mississippi will place a long distance call to astronauts aboard
the International Space Station at 1:35 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Mississippi and Louisiana students in kindergarten through twelfth
grade will ask Expedition 28 Flight Engineers Ron Garan, Mike Fossum
and Satoshi Furukawa questions related to mass and weight. The
experience is designed to enhance the students' understanding of
scientific principles, physics and space. Stennis' education office
is hosting the call, which will include a video link with the three
astronauts and will be broadcast live on NASA Television.

To attend, journalists must contact Rebecca Strecker at 228-688-3249
no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, to arrange for clearance
and escort to the event.

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

The exact time of the downlink could change. For the latest NASA TV
schedule, visit:


For information about NASA's education programs, visit:


For more information about the International Space Station, visit:



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