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February 25, 1998

NASA ADMINISTRATOR DANIEL S. GOLDIN AND ASTRONAUT WINSTON SCOTT VISIT ATLANTA AREA SCHOOLS NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin and Astronaut Winston Scott will join Representative Cynthia McKinney on visits to the Fernbank Science Center, Southwest DeKalb High School, and Chamblee High School, on Friday, Feb. 27. Goldin will discuss his vision for the future of space exploration and Scott will recount his recent Space Shuttle mission. 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Fernbank Science Center 156 Heaton Park Drive, NE Atlanta, GA tel: 404/378-4708 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Southwest DeKalb High School 2863 Kelly Chapel Road Decatur, GA 30034 tel: 404/288-2461 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stephenson High School 701 Stephenson Road Stone Mountain, GA 30087 tel: 770/469-1875 Daniel S. Goldin became the ninth NASA Administrator in April 1992. Highlights of his tenure include: (1) the inauguration of the Discovery Program, a new class of planetary probes designed and developed in less than three years with mission costs of less than $150 million; (2) the initiation of significant new cooperative endeavors with the Russian Space Agency; (3) the redesign of the Space Station program in order to significantly cut costs without sacrificing meaningful science or technology development capability; and (4) balancing the Agency's programs to ensure Earth Science, Space Science and Aeronautics achieve their respective goals and missions, while achieving new efficiencies in the Human Space Flight program. Before receiving his Presidential appointment to NASA, Goldin was Vice President and General Manager of the TRW Space & Technology Group in Redondo Beach, CA. He is a Fellow in the

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow in the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering. In 1993, he received the John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award from the American Astronautical Society and the Space Pioneer Award from the National Space Society. Winston E. Scott (Captain, USN) graduated from Coral Gables High School, Coral Gables, FL, in 1968; received a bachelor of arts degree in music from Florida State University in 1972; and a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1980. As a research and development project pilot, he flew the F14, F/A-18 and A-7 aircraft. Scott has accumulated more than 4,000 hours of flight time in 20 different military and civilian aircraft, and more than 200 shipboard landings. Scott was selected as an astronaut by NASA in March 1992 and reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992. He served as a mission specialist on STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997, and has logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space, including 3 spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes. More information about NASA can be found via the Internet via URL: http://www.nasa.gov -end-