WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli will speak to elementary, middle and high school students from the greater Cleveland metropolitan area on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The event will be held at the Great Lakes Science Center, located at 601 Erieside Ave. in Cleveland.
Station astronauts will make the long-distance phone call from 11:30-11:50 a.m. EST and answer questions prepared in advance.
Media representatives interested in covering this event should contact Jeff Hirz of the Great Lakes Science Center by 5 p.m. on Dec. 27.
James Free, deputy director of NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, will moderate the question-and-answer session. Visitors will be able to view the program in the science center's Reinberger auditorium and at additional center locations. The event is open to the public and also will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
Kelly, Coleman and Nespoli are living and conducting science experiments aboard the space station for about six months. Kelly serves as the Expedition 26 commander through March, when he returns home. Coleman and Nespoli then will become part of Expedition 27 and complete their stay aboard the station in May.
This live, in-flight education downlink is one in a series with educational organizations in the U.S. and abroad to improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is an integral component of Teaching From Space, a NASA Education Office program. Teaching From Space promotes learning opportunities and builds partnerships with the education community using the unique environment of space and NASA's human spaceflight program.
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