archiv~1.txt: SETI "ROCKET BOY" HOMER HICKHAM HIGHLIGHTS MARCH 24 SYMPOSIUM

SETI "ROCKET BOY" HOMER HICKHAM HIGHLIGHTS MARCH 24 SYMPOSIUM

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Mon, 08 Mar 1999 14:21:04 -0500

>Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 14:00:15 -0500 (EST)
>From: NASANews@hq.nasa.gov
>Subject: "ROCKET BOY" HOMER HICKHAM HIGHLIGHTS MARCH 24 SYMPOSIUM
>Sender: owner-press-release@lists.hq.nasa.gov
>To: undisclosed-recipients:;
>
>Beth Schmid
>Headquarters, Washington, DC March 8, 1999
>(Phone: 202/358-1760)
>
>Carolyn Jones
>American University, Washington, DC
>(Phone: 202/885-5935)
>
>RELEASE: 99-36
>
>"ROCKET BOY" HOMER HICKHAM HIGHLIGHTS MARCH 24 SYMPOSIUM
>
> The public is invited to hear renowned panelists -- including
>Homer Hickham, the subject of the new movie, "October Sky," --
>debating humanity's destiny in the cosmos, and see a controversial
>meteorite containing evidence of possible life on Mars at the
>"Space Exploration at the Millennium" symposium. The symposium
>will take place at American University's Bender Arena in
>Washington, DC, Wednesday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. - 9:40 p.m.
>
> In remembrance of Carl Sagan and as part of NASA's 40th
>anniversary celebration, the event will include a variety of panel
>discussions and exhibits. Former and current astronauts will
>explore the risks and rewards of human exploration, and director
>of the Planetary Society Lou Friedman and Ann Druyan, wife of the
>late Carl Sagan, will talk about his legacy. NASA Administrator
>Daniel S. Goldin will be on an evening panel addressing space
>exploration for a new generation.
>
> Among the many NASA exhibits on display are Moon and Mars
>rocks; an extravehicular space suit demonstration; an exhibit
>explaining the missions to assemble and inhabit the International
>Space Station; and the Mars Pathfinder engineering model used to
>test the actual spacecraft that landed on Mars.
>
> The event is free and open to media representatives and the
>public. On-line registration for the event is available at:
>
> www.space2000org
>
>and schedule information for the program panels is available at:
>
> http://www.SPACE2000.org/program.htm
>
> A listing of all the exhibits is available at:
>
> http://www.SPACE2000.org/exhibits.htm
>
> A map and directions to American University can be found at:
>
> www.american.edu/media/maps.htm
>
> The symposium will be broadcast on NASA Television located on
>GE-2, transponder 9C, located at 85 degrees West longitude, with
>vertical polarization. Frequency will be on 3880.0 megahertz,
>with audio on 6.8 megahertz. The TV schedule corresponds with the
>program panel schedule to be found at:
>
> http://www.SPACE2000.org/program.htm
>
> The symposium is sponsored by American University, NASA, the
>DC Space Grant Consortium and the American Astronautical Society.
>
> -end-
>
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