NASA News: South Carolina Students to Speak Live with Space Station Astronauts Wednesday

WASHINGTON -- Students at Crayton Middle School in Columbia, S.C.,
will speak with NASA's Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight
Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station at 9:55
a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Reporters are invited to attend.

The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television. During the
question-and-answer session, students will ask Burbank and Pettit
about living and working on the space station. To attend, media
representatives must contact Edith Caudle at ecaudle@richlandone.org
or 803-231-7510. Crayton Middle School is located at 5000 Clemson
Ave. in Columbia.

Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin
arrived at the station Nov. 15. Pettit, European Space Agency
astronaut Andre Kuipers and cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko joined them Dec. 23.

This in-flight education downlink is one in a series with educational
organizations in the U.S. and abroad to improve STEM teaching and
learning. 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 NASA TV downlink,
schedule and streaming video information, visit:


For information about NASA's education programs, visit:


For information about the International Space Station, visit:


To follow Twitter updates from Burbank and Pettit, visit:





Next NASA Future Forum with John Glenn at Ohio State Feb. 20-21

WASHINGTON -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Deputy Administrator
Lori Garver and Sen. John Glenn will discuss NASA's past, present and
future during a NASA Future Forum at Ohio State University in
Columbus on Feb. 20-21. The forum coincides with the 50th anniversary
of Glenn's historic Friendship 7 space flight.

Glenn will join space agency officials, Ohio State President E. Gordon
Gee, Ohio State students, astronauts, technologists, scientists, and
engineers to discuss the role NASA will play in advancing innovation,
technology, science, engineering, education and the economy that
benefits Ohio and the nation.

The program will feature panel discussions on the importance of
education to our nation's future in space, the benefit of
commercialized space technology to our economy and lives here on
Earth, and the shifting roles for the public, commercial and
international communities in space.

Media representatives interested in attending the forum must contact
David Steitz for credentials at david.steitz@nasa.gov or 202-358-1730
by 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 16. The forum is open to the public,
but registration has reached capacity and is closed.

Social media users can participate in the forum via Twitter using the
hashtag: #NASAFuture. During the event, Tweeps can submit questions
by including @NASA_Technology in their tweet.

All forum events will be carried live on NASA Television and streamed
on the Web at:


NASA Television will begin airing historic footage of John Glenn's
Friendship 7 flight and b-roll and produced video featuring Glenn's
fellow Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter on Feb. 15.

During the Ohio forum, NASA will post high-resolution still imagery of
Sen. Glenn, panelists and events to the agency's news photo Flickr
site at:


Ohio State University has produced a reporter multimedia resource
website, featuring video sound bites from Sen. Glenn, at:


Reporters also are invited to tour NASA exhibits showcasing the latest
space technologies, including a full-scale model of the Mars Science
Lab and a model of the space station's Robonaut 2, on display at the
university's student union Feb. 18-21.

For more about Ohio State University, visit:


For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:



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