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Destination Station Astronauts Visit Stewart Middle Magnet

November 05, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (November 5, 2019) – Students in Stewart Middle Magnet’s NASA Explorer School will explore the Business of Space on Thursday, November 7 – meeting astronauts, touring NASA’s Driven to Explore mobile exhibit and visiting with members of the ISSNL (International Space Station National Laboratory).

Tampa is one of only four cities chosen to participate in Destination Station this year. Students will have a full day that not many others get to experience. Astronauts will share their work aboard the International Space Station. Students will be able to ask questions in a town hall format.

There will also be breakout sessions with Diane Mathews and Samantha Thorstensen, both part of the education team at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). NASA and ISSNL teams will visit classrooms throughout the day.

The activities begin at 9 a.m. Media is invited throughout the day. To find a specific time to arrive please contact Tanya Arja in the Communications Office at (813) 272-4602. Stewart Middle Magnet is located at 1125 Spurce Street, Tampa.

Destination Station is an outreach effort by NASA to share, educate and inspire students and the public about the International Space Station. In addition to the events at Stewart Middle Magnet, NASA will hold events at USF both Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Stewart Middle Magnet School is a nationally recognized STEM school with unique electives like Aerospace and Engineering. The school partners with NASA, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force to provide real-world learning opportunities for students.

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