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NASA Digital Network Plans Special Webcast Event for Upcoming STS-119 Space Shuttle Mission

By SpaceRef Editor
February 17, 2009
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NASA Digital Network Plans Special Webcast Event for Upcoming STS-119 Space Shuttle Mission
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NASA’s Digital Learning Network is celebrating the launch of space shuttle mission STS-119. The crew of STS-119 includes two classroom teachers who were selected as astronauts in 2004. Scheduled to launch no earlier than Feb. 27, 2009, the STS-119 crew will deliver and install the space station’s final truss segment and solar arrays. Join the DLN for the following special event.

Digital Learning Network STS-119 Special Webcast Event — Feb. 18, 2009, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST — This 60-minute videoconference event will feature three distinct segments and live interaction opportunities between in-studio guests and participants at the three selected schools. The three segments will include highlights from the newest DLN module — Suits: Step Into the Void; showcase the elements and unique features from the Spacesuit and Spacewalking Web site; and discuss the challenges of spacewalking and importance of spacesuits with a subject matter expert from NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The DLN event will be webcast to allow broadest opportunity for participation by viewers worldwide.

To learn more about this event, visit http://dln.nasa.gov/dln/.

Visit the Spacesuits and Spacewalks Web site at www.nasa.gov/education/spacesuits.

SpaceRef staff editor.