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JoBea Way,9/18/95 4:12 PM,Draft of KidSat release
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Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 16:12:49 -0800
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The latest press release is below. The station part is toned down
significantly and your other comments are incorporated (hopefully). See
what you think now.

We want to get some video of you talking about KidSat - we got Betsy last week - and a few of your students talking about the gateway. Suggestions? This could be done at UCSD or up here. The target release date is this Friday so perhaps UCSD could do it and send it up to incorporate with the other video. We should also talk about how much or little exposure you
want from this. Having spent some time in the past opening the back door
so you can escape! and also noticing a lot of articles on KidSat coming 
from San Diego - I have mixed messages and want to understand what you want or don't want. I would be happy if there were only kids talking about kidsat but of course there is a clear extra interest in you! Lets talk about this at our meeting next week.


PS Congratulations on your JC Penneys award. You deserve it.

>PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011
>Contact: Diane Ainsworth
>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE               September
>XX, 1995
>     As school gets under way this fall, students in three
>classrooms on the East and West Coasts will begin working with NASA
>scientists and engineers to develop their very own payload of
>Earth-viewing cameras to fly aboard the space shuttle in March 1996.
>     NASA's new, three-year pilot program -- called KidSat -- will
>bring the frontiers of space exploration into students classrooms via
>the Internet, which will allow the youngsters to operate their
>instruments and download images in real-time during shuttle missions
>and, eventually, using NASA's new international space station.
>     KidSat is an innovative curriculum, coupled with instruments,
>mission operations and information systems, currently in development
>by scientists, engineers, students and teachers to study Earth from 
>space. With these new learning tools, students will be able to view
>the Earth as the astronauts do -- from space shuttles and the space
>station -- and gain valuable new perspectives on the scale and
>fragility of the planet they will inherit.
>     "KidSat is a shuttle and space station-based observation
>program that is being designed and built by students, operated by them
>and used to obtain real-time images from space so they can learn more 
>about Earth," said Kidsat principal investigator Dr. JoBea Way of 
>NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory."The underlying philosophy of this
>program is to stimulate young people's interests in learning by giving
>them their own piece of the space program."
>     The program is designed to engage teachers and students in a 
>collaborative learning process that will allow them to conduct
>scientific investigations during human space exploration, said Frank
>Owens, head of NASA's Office of Human Resources and Education
>Division. (OWENS quot here...........)
>     Three middle schools are participating in the initial phase of

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