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Update: Final Shuttle Crew Answers Student Questions From Space
Jul 15, 2011 (02:07 PM EDT)
The event now is scheduled to air live on NASA Television at 6:24 a.m. EDT Sunday
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is updating the time for an event on Sunday, July 17, when space shuttle astronauts aboard the International Space Station will answer videotaped questions from middle school students. The event now is scheduled to air live on NASA Television at 6:24 a.m. EDT Sunday.
The Summer of Innovation program seeks to advance excellence in summer and extended learning programming for underrepresented and underserved middle school students while inspiring them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The initiative also is tied closely to the White House's "Educate to Innovate" campaign.
"Learning about scientific principles and the impact of space on astronauts' bodies helps spark student curiosity," said Cindy McArthur, Teaching From Space project manager at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "Microgravity is a unique research environment and hearing directly from astronauts who live and work in it can inspire students to study STEM disciplines."
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