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Texas Students to Speak Live With Space Station Crew

January 30, 2012

Fifth- through eighth-grade students at Asa Low Intermediate School in Mansfield, Texas, will speak with NASA´s Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station at 11:50 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Media representatives are invited to attend. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television.

On Jan. 27, the students will take part in a series of activities focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The school also will host a space night to share lessons about space with students. Administrators temporarily have renamed the school “N”Asa Low in honor of the event.

To attend, media representatives must contact Richie Escovedo at richieescovedo@misdmail.org or 817-299-6349. Asa Low Intermediate School is located at 1526 N. Walnut Creek Drive.

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 United States 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: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For information about NASA’s education programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/education

For information about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station

To follow Twitter updates from Burbank and Pettit, visit: http://twitter.com/AstroCoastie and http://twitter.com/Astro_Pettit


Source: NASA



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