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Mableton Students to Meet NASA Astronauts

Students from Mableton's Harmony-Leland Elementary will get the opportunity to meet NASA representatives this week.

Representatives from the NASA Johnson Space Center are visiting local schools throughout the week, including Harmony-Leland Elementary in Mableton and Belmont Hills Elementary in Smyrna. NASA astronauts will also be chatting live from space with local students Wednesday.

From 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, NASA representatives Janet Stewart and Regina Blue will be present in Mableton at Harmony-Leland Elementary School's Media Center, providing information and visuals to attract young students into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

After the Mableton event, area students will get to chat live with NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy as well as 35 crew members who live and work at the International Space Station (ISS). The chat will take place from 10:20 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fernbank Science Center located at 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta.

On Thursday at 3:30 p.m., NASA will host a “Dream Big” event in Marietta for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, presenting about careers in STEM.

Belmont Hills Elementary School will welcome NASA representatives in Smyrna on Friday at 9:15 a.m to kick off the school's mission to achieve STEM certification. Activities performed onboard the International Space Station will follow the STEM presentation.

These exclusive events are part of NASA Destination Station Day Atlanta—a special campaign promoting how the ISS impacts life on earth.

HeartDoc Andrew April 19, 2013 at 01:16 AM
shares as a firsthand witness that the schoolchildren from all over Metro-Atlanta, which includes Mableton, all asked very thoughtful questions like "What would the astronauts do if they were to encounter extraterrestrial life while working on the International Space Station?" and "Would they still be able to remain on the Space Station if they were to become sick?" This Mableton Cardiologist was glad to hear the astronauts affirm that as long as they have a "good appetite" (i.e. wonderfully hungry) there would be no need for them to be taken off the Station to return to Earth, which they described as very beautiful (John 3:16) for them to gaze at through the window so that they do this whenever they have spare time :-)

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