An interactive videoconference on the status of the International Space Station project will give students and citizens a chance to question a panel of experts.

The live, interactive videoconference will air from 1-3 p.m. EDT May 1 to selected sites over the Public Broadcasting Service. News media interested in attending the event should call PBS Customer Service at 1-800/257-2578 for the nearest downlink site.

During the videoconference, participants will see how the space station is being built, tested, and prepared for launch and assembly in orbit. NASA engineers and astronauts will provide tours through the space station and its ground facilities.

This fourth annual videoconference program will be viewed by a national audience via satellite downlink to licensed sites at universities, businesses and schools. To find out more about the event, visit the Internet web site at:

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