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2012-02-15 04:08:32

More than 70 teachers had an opportunity to experience what it feels like to float in space as they participated in the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston last week. The teachers flew aboard an aircraft that flies parabolic flight paths, which create brief periods of weightlessness. It is a key component of NASA's astronaut training protocol. The teachers were selected for the flights through NASA's Teaching from Space and Explorer School...

2012-02-14 14:06:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 70 teachers had an opportunity to experience what it feels like to float in space as they participated in the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston last week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The teachers flew aboard an aircraft that flies parabolic flight paths, which create brief periods of weightlessness. It is a key component of NASA's astronaut...

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2011-12-05 12:54:38

An engaging new NASA program brings the excitement of space exploration to children learning to live a healthy lifestyle.  Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, NASA's Train Like an Astronaut program aims to increase opportunities both in and out of school for kids to become more physically and mentally active. The program uses the excitement of space exploration and astronaut training to challenge, inspire and educate kids to set physical fitness goals and...

2010-06-16 07:26:25

NASA's Glenn Research Center will welcome NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki to Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, on Monday, June 21, at 2:30 p.m. The space shuttle Discovery mission STS-131 astronauts will share highlights of their 15-day mission of more than 6.2 million miles with the staff and will be available for an informal media opportunity after their presentation. This flight was the 33rd mission to the...

2010-05-21 07:28:40

NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 astronauts for a visit Tuesday, May 25, through Thursday, May 27. Their 15-day mission of more than 6.2 million miles wrapped up on April 20. The crew includes Rockville, Md., native Alan Poindexter and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, the last of three teachers selected as educator astronauts to fly on the shuttle. On Tuesday, Metcalf-Lindenburger , STS-131 Commander Poindexter, Pilot Jim Dutton and Mission...

2010-04-12 09:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth will speak with students in Gibsonville, N.C., on Wednesday, April 14. The call with the students and space shuttle Commander Alan Poindexter and Mission Specialists Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson and Clay Anderson will take place at 1:06 p.m. EDT at Eastern Guilford High School in Gibsonville. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Eastern Guilford High...

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2010-04-12 10:50:14

Astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth will speak with students in Gibsonville, N.C., on Wednesday, April 14. The call with the students and space shuttle Commander Alan Poindexter and Mission Specialists Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson and Clay Anderson will take place at 1:06 p.m. EDT at Eastern Guilford High School in Gibsonville. Eastern Guilford High School is hosting students from Eastern Guilford Middle School, Gibsonville Elementary, McLeansville Elementary, Rankin...

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2010-04-07 14:34:20

Schools, colleges and universities from Maryland and Connecticut to California, Washington and Japan will be represented aboard space shuttle Discovery as it thunders into space for the STS-131 mission. The items reflect personal connections to the astronauts who will fly Discovery to the International Space Station during the 13-day mission. In most cases, they are the alma maters of a crew member, such as a white and green flag from Sheldon High School in Eugene, Ore., which STS-131 Pilot...

2010-04-05 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighth grade students and children of the military community in California's Monterey Peninsula area will speak with astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth on Saturday, April 10. The call with the students and space shuttle Discovery Commander Alan Poindexter, Pilot Jim Dutton, and Mission Specialist Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger will take place at 7:36 a.m. PDT at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Reporters interested in...

2010-03-05 15:11:00

Next Mission Includes Teacher Turned Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger HOUSTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will highlight the educational activities planned on the next space shuttle mission during a news briefing at 12 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 9. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA locations. (Logo:...


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2010-11-17 16:06:03

Joseph Acaba is an educator, hydrogeologist, and NASA astronaut. He was born Joseph Michael Acaba on May 17, 1967 in Inglewood, California. Acaba is of Puerto Rican decent. As a child, he enjoyed reading and excelled in both science and math. In 1985, he graduated with honors from Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California. He continued his education, and in 1990, Acaba received his Bachelor's degree in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Two years later, he earned his...

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