August 14, 2007

CRAPO BRIEFED ON SHUTTLE MISSION

Speaks at NASA event at Discovery Center of Idaho, travels north

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo spoke this morning with NASA's Deputy Associate Director for Space Operations regarding the space shuttle mission featuring Idaho's Teacher in Space Barbara Morgan. Crapo received a briefing on how events will unfold during today's conversation from space between Morgan and Idaho students at the Discover Center of Idaho. The students will ask Morgan questions during a special downlink from space scheduled for 3:10 p.m. this afternoon.

Crapo will arrive at the Discovery Center of Idaho at 1:30 p.m. to greet students and their families and take any questions from local media. Crapo will also update the NASA mission on his website at http://crapo.senate.gov

Tomorrow, Crapo will meet with firefighters who have been fighting the Poe Cabin Fire during a stop at the fire camp at Slate Creek, north of Riggins and congratulate a national winner of a Native American student art competition.

Tuesday, August 14th:
1:30 p.m. Boise Participates in Teacher in Space downlink featuring NASA's Barbara Morgan and Idaho students at the Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 West Myrtle. Note: Downlink event begins at 3:10 p.m.

Wednesday, August 15th
3:00 p.m. Slate Creek Meets with firefighters concerning the Poe Cabin Fire. At the Slate Creek fire camp north of Riggins near the old Whitebird Rodeo facility.

Thursday, August 16th
8:00 a.m. Ahsahka Tours Dworshak Reservoir improvements and discusses nutrient enhancement program to improve fishing at Dworshak.

2:30 p.m. Lapwai Greets Denise Lopez, second-place award recipient in national Native American Student Art Competition. With leaders of the Nez Perce Tribe at the Tribal Headquarters and offices, 100 Agency Road.
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