- Press Release
- August 12, 2022
NASA Inspires Student Ambitions
NASA will engage Tulsa, Okla. area high school and
aviation technology students in an interactive discussion
with the International Space Station crew on July 17.
The in-flight educational program, with the Space Station
Expedition 7 crew, is part of the week long Science and
Engineering Careers Academy (SECA) at Tulsa Community
College. The discussion is from 2:10 to 2:30 p.m. EDT.
“NASA hopes the downlink with the International Space
Station crew will enhance the science careers’ showcase at
Tulsa Community College, allowing students to envision how
essential the study of science and engineering are to
careers in aeronautics and space flight,” said Debbie Brown
Biggs, Team Lead for NASA’s Teaching from Space Program.
“Few have the opportunity to experience this prime example
of career dedication to science, math and engineering,” she
The Tulsa Aviation Education Alliance (TAEA) sponsored SECA
week will include sessions about science and engineering
careers with scientists, engineers and researchers. The
participants are students from Tulsa Public Schools and the
Tulsa Technology Center.
The event is expected to draw nearly 400 public viewers on
site, including Oklahoma State University (OSU) Tulsa campus
President Dr. Gary Trennepohl; OSU Dean of Engineering Karl
Reid; Tulsa Technology Center Superintendent Dr. Gene
Callahan; representatives from the offices of Tulsa Mayor
Bill LaFortune; and Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.). Sen.
Inhofe will call in a greeting to the Expedition 7 crew and
other event participants.
The International Space Station program, provided via NASA
downlink, is one in a series to educational organizations
across the country and abroad, and an integral component of
NASA’s Teaching from Space Program. The Teaching from Space
Program, managed from the Johnson Space Center, Houston,
facilitates educational opportunities that use the unique
environment of human space flight. The program builds
partnerships with education communities to create unique
learning opportunities through the use of NASA research and
NASA TV will broadcast the downlink. NASA TV programming is
available via satellite through AMC-9, Transponder 9C at 85
degrees west longitude, vertical polarization, with a
frequency of 3880.0 MHz, and audio of 6.80 MHz.
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