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Contact: Mary Beth Murrill (818) 354-5011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2001

'SPACE PLACE' TEAM RECEIVES TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AWARD

       The International Technology Education Association has presented the NASA/JPL 'Space Place' outreach team with the organization's Presidential Citation "for efforts above and beyond the call of duty in service to the technology education profession."

       Sponsored primarily by NASA's New Millennium Program, the Space Place effort encompasses numerous educational products, including a Web site featuring space science- and technology- related activities at http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/ . Space Place also produces classroom activity articles published in the International Technology Education Association's monthly educator journal, monthly articles appearing on children's pages of five major metropolitan newspapers, and display materials and educational activities distributed through partnerships with museums, planetariums, libraries and community organizations nationwide.

       The award was presented to the Space Place team at the organization's annual conference held in Atlanta, Ga., last weekend.

       JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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