February 24, 2012
D.C. School To Receive NASA Space Shuttle Tile During Black History Month Event Monday
Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education and a former space shuttle astronaut, will present a space shuttle tile to Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview and speak to students on Monday, Feb. 27.
Representatives of the media wanting to attend the event should contact Ann Marie Trotta at 202-358-1601 or [email protected] by 9 a.m. Feb. 27. The school is located at 3650 Warder Street NW in Washington. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. and is expected to last 90 minutes.
Melvin will share with the students his experiences as a crew member aboard the space shuttle Atlantis on two missions, STS-122 in 2008 and STS-129 in 2009. He also will discuss NASA careers, including how to become an astronaut, and the opportunities available to students who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies.
NASA's education programs employ the agency's many missions to inspire learners of all ages. The space shuttle tile program is an example of how the agency uses its unique assets to engage student audiences.
To learn how schools can apply to receive a space shuttle tile for STEM curricula, visit: http://gsaxcess.gov/nasawel.htm
To learn more about NASA education, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/education