takeda at BIOLOGY.KYUSHU-U.AC.JP
Wed May 20 19:00:59 EST 1998
We can read newspapers on WWW.
Photos with High-Low resolution are served on NASA station news!
You will enjoy the sight as if you stood in front of the second lightweight
external tank :-)
Renee N. Juhans
Headquarters, Washington, DC May 19, 1998
NOTE TO EDITORS: N98-34
NASA EMBRACES SPACE DAY '98
NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin will "chat" with students
around the world on May 21 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. EDT via
the Internet, as part of this year's Space Day celebration.
Cyber Space Day, an interactive webcast devoted to space,
will broadcast from the Mall in Washington, DC, from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. EDT. The webcast will allow students to conduct live
interviews with prominent figures from the public and private
sectors who have made significant contributions to space
exploration. Other "chat" participants include: Senator John
Glenn; Barbara Morgan, astronaut candidate/education mission
specialist; David Levy, amateur astronomer, author and comet
discoverer; and Dr. Mae Jemison, former astronaut and college
"I am pleased to see Space Day focus on education and embrace
children as well as their parents and teachers," said
Administrator Goldin. "NASA appreciates the role Space Day plays
in helping to communicate the importance of science, mathematics
and technology education. These efforts help lay the foundation
for inspiring the children of the world to reach for the stars."
Space Day is sponsored by the National Advisory Board co-
chaired by Sen. Glenn and Norman Augustine, Chairman of the Board
of Lockheed Martin, to stimulate interest in science, math and
technology education through the excitement of space exploration.
NASA along with more than 34 partner organizations in the
educational, scientific, public and private sectors have joined to
celebrate this national event.
The global celebration of Space Day '98 will kick off at 9
a.m. EDT. In recognition of Space Day, NASA Centers around the
country will host the following events:
NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC - May 21st -- Senator John
Glenn, Payload Specialist, STS-95, will serve as featured speaker
at the NASA Research and Human Health Symposium at George
Washington University in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre from 2
p.m. - 5 p.m. For more information please visit:
Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA - May 21st -- 1,250
elementary school students and their teachers will participate in
over twenty-five activities about the Moon and space exploration.
Students will build a Lunar Prospector model, participate in a
mission simulation, make their own craters, construct a lunar
habitat, and meet astronauts. Additional information on this
event can be found at:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA - May 20-21st -- "A
Day on Europa" will take place on May 20-21, since daylight on
Europa lasts about two Earth days. Scheduled activities in numerous American
cities will be transformed into global village events via the Internet.
Highlights will include new imagery of Europa taken by the Galileo
spacecraft and a free panel discussion entitled "Europa - Another
Water World?" For more information go to:
For other A Day on Europa events and activities go to:
Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL - May 22-25 -- From May
22-25, the Visitor Complex will host Discover Magazine, Star Trek,
Fox 35 Kids and Cool 105.9 Day. These events will feature
exhibits and appearances by former astronauts including Capt. Alan
Bean, Dr. Ed Gibson, Col. Mike Mullane, Col. Buzz Aldrin, Capt.
Gene Cernan, Cdr. Scott Carpenter, Capt. Wally Schirra, and Dr.
Story Musgrave; as well as special character appearances; a
scavenger hunt; and promotional giveaways. For more information
please call 407/494-4254.
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD - May 21 -- More
than 100 fourth grade students will participate in variety of
activities which include: Space Bingo; Send Your Name to Mars;
Planet Garden; How to Calculate Your Age and Weight on Another
Planet; Exploring Earth From Space; Cyber Space Day; 101 Reasons
to Explore Space; and tours. For more details call 301/286-7031.
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX - May 20 -- In anticipation
of Space Day, the Challenger Center for Space Science Education
will take fourth through eighth grade students on a special
electronic field trip (EFT) that celebrates the human spirit of
exploration. The event, will be broadcast via satellite, brings
youngsters behind the scenes to witness first-hand how robotic,
human and ground-based missions are used to unveil the mysteries
of our universe.
More information on Space Day '98 activities can be found at the
Yasuhiko Takeda 980521
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
HIGASI-KU, FUKUOKA 812-8581, JAPAN
Email: takeda at biology.kyushu-u.ac.jp
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