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D.C. School To Receive NASA Space Shuttle Tile During Black History Month Event Monday


Leland Melvin, NASA’s associate administrator for education and a former space shuttle astronaut, will present a space shuttle tile to Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview and speak to students on Monday, Feb. 27.

Representatives of the media wanting to attend the event should contact Ann Marie Trotta at 202-358-1601 or ann.marie.trotta@nasa.gov by 9 a.m. Feb. 27. The school is located at 3650 Warder Street NW in Washington. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. and is expected to last 90 minutes.

Melvin will share with the students his experiences as a crew member aboard the space shuttle Atlantis on two missions, STS-122 in 2008 and STS-129 in 2009. He also will discuss NASA careers, including how to become an astronaut, and the opportunities available to students who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/feb/HQ_M12-032_BHM_School_Event.html

  1. February 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    FYI…

    The time for a Feb. 27 appearance by former space shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin, NASA’s associate administrator for education, at Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview in Washington, has changed. Melvin will present a space shuttle tile to the school and speak to students at 10 a.m.

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