August 14, 2007


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

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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