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GLOBE Students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, meet with NASA's Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spent two hours on 7 November 2014 answering questions from an overflowing audience of young Ethiopian students at Tikur Anbessa High School in Addis Ababa. Tikur Anbessa is a GLOBE school. The students there take environmental measurements and submit them to the GLOBE database. The data is used by students and scientists -including NASA scientists, allowing  students to take an active role in NASA's climate research.

More than 1,000 students attended the special outdoor assembly. Remarks at the assembly were translated into Amharic and sign language for the hearing impaired students.  The event inspired numerous questions about NASA, the US Space program, and opportunities for Ethiopian students to participate in the agency's international programs.  Interest was particularly intense because a well-known graduate of the school is now an engineer working at NASA.