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NASA Launches Educator-Astronaut Program

author: Andrew Trotter
description: This article is about an exciting teacher-astronaut program that LSCs may want to share with science teachers. Pass on the information quickly as the applications for this program are due April 30, 2003.

"For the second time in its history, America's space agency will begin recruiting teachers to fly into space and conduct lessons for schoolchildren nationwide...The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said last week it plans to select between three and six K-12 teachers next year to begin training to become "educator mission specialists." NASA officials said those teachers could be the first aboard one of the U.S. space shuttles by late 2005 or early 2006...The NASA educator-astronaut program is a natural extension of our long-standing agenda" to advance the nation's education in mathematics, science, and technology, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe said in announcing the long-anticipated recruitment program."

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published in: Education Week
published: January 29, 2003
posted to site: 01/31/2003