Just before blasting back to school, NASA Earth Crew
members will travel 17,000 miles per hour with the crew of
the International Space Station. The Expedition 7 Station
crew will share their experiences about living and working in
space during an education event on Wednesday, August 20 from
11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT.

NASA’s Earth Crew consists of more than 23,000 students who
signed up through the agency’s Educator Astronaut Web site.
The students help NASA plan and conduct scientific
explorations without ever leaving the ground. Earth Crew
students receive e-mail updates about new projects,
participate in exploration-related activities, and even
provide suggestions to NASA to help plan upcoming missions.

Teegan Hendricks, a 12th grader from the Clear Creek
Independent School District near Houston and a NASA Texas
Aerospace Scholar, hosts the downlink event with Expedition 7
Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA Station Science Officer
Ed Lu. Hendricks will use questions submitted by Earth Crew

The Space Station program, provided via NASA downlink, is one
in a series to education organizations. It is an integral
component of NASA’s Teaching from Space Program (TSP). The
TSP enables education opportunities using the unique
environment of human space flight. The program builds
partnerships with education communities and creates learning
opportunities through the use of NASA research and
educational technology.

The event will be broadcast live on NASA TV at 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. The downlink may be viewed on
the Internet at:


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