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Sunday, February 26, 2012

NASA Announces Time Change For Shuttle Tile Presentation To School

Ann Marie Trotta
Headquarters, Washington                                        

WASHINGTON -- 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. The event previously was scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

The deadline for reporters to arrange to cover the event also has changed. Media should contact Ann Marie Trotta at 202-358-1601 or by 4 p.m. Feb. 24. The school is located at 3650 Warder Street NW in Washington.

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 studies.

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