Press Release

Space Station Crew Talks with New York Students

By SpaceRef Editor
March 22, 2004
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The faculty and students of Mill Middle School,
Williamsville, N.Y. are taking a unique field trip Tuesday. But
unlike typical outings, they will remain in school, while
traveling 220 miles above the Earth for a live conversation
with the International Space Station crew.

The event is at 8:25 a.m. EST. Students will have 20 minutes to
ask questions and chat with NASA’s Station and Expedition 8
Commander Michael Foale and Russian Flight Engineer Alexander
Kaleri. Questions will focus on the moon, which Mill sixth
graders are studying, and Rossen Pamakov, a bilingual fifth
grader, will ask Kaleri a question in Russian.

The in-flight event is an integral component of NASA’s Teaching
From Space Program, which promotes educational opportunities
using the unique environment of human space flight. The program
builds partnerships with the education community and uses NASA
research and technology to bring one-of-a-kind learning
experiences to students. Mill is one of approximately two-dozen
sites in the U.S. and abroad selected by NASA to host these
unique, interactive educational experiences.

News media who wish to cover the program should contact Kenneth
Huff at Mill Middle School at: 716/626-8300.

NASA TV will carry the event live on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-
Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is
3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at
6.80 MHz. For information about NASA and agency education
programs on the Internet, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.