Monday, March 19, 2007

Woodbury To Host Virtual Visit from Educator Astronauts

(The following is a from a press release for today's NASA event.)

It’s not every day that astronauts visit Woodbury Junior Senior High School and connect with students. On April 19th, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, through the miracle of video teleconferencing, NASA educator astronauts will do just that.

Through their science teachers, students will be submitting questions to NASA educator astronauts prior to this April 19th Astronaut Relay Rally event that relates to the upcoming STS-118 flight and mission. The technology will enable the students to see and hear NASA educator astronauts’ answers to their questions in real time, almost as if they are visiting in the classroom with one another.

While Woodbury Junior Senior High School is the only NASA Explorer School in NJ, there are in fact other NASA Explorer Schools throughout the United States. The April 19th video teleconference event will connect many of these schools with one another. The Astronaut Relay Rally will also be simultaneously webcast which means that it will be reaching an international audience as well.

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