[sarex] Back to the Future - NASA Style
azrowe80 at verizon.net
Thu May 10 13:55:17 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
NASA News wrote:
> May 10, 2007
> Allard Beutel
> Headquarters, Washington
> Lindsay Crouch
> Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
> Kevin Crossett
> Jamestown 2007, Wiliamsburg, Va.
> BACK TO THE FUTURE - NASA STYLE
> JAMESTOWN, Va. - What do Captain John Smith and Space Shuttle
> Commander Rick Sturckow have in common? Or Pocahontas and NASA
> astronaut Suni Williams? These explorers may be separated by 400
> years, but they share the same spirit of adventure and discovery.
> As an official partner with the Jamestown 2007 Commemoration
> Commission, NASA will demonstrate this connection to the thousands of
> visitors to Jamestown, Va., May 11 - 13 for America's Anniversary
> Sunday, May 13, will be a highlight of the weekend with a visit from
> President George W. Bush. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin will
> introduce a special message from the crew of the International Space
> Station, which includes Williams, during the president's visit.
> NASA will debut an interactive exhibit that highlights the connections
> between settlers in Virginia almost 400 years ago and NASA's plans to
> explore space and establish a presence on other worlds. This exhibit
> gives visitors the chance to make a personalized "Space Postcard;" be
> photographed as an astronaut or settler; and win prizes for
> participating in a NASA trivia game.
> America's long-term exploration policy, the Vision for Space
> Exploration, is working to return humans to the moon and develop the
> tools needed to further explore Earth, the moon, Mars and beyond. The
> road to discovery, much like the path to Jamestown, involves
> searching for water, accommodating human needs, developing new forms
> of transportation and establishing a settlement or space colony.
> These four themes will be demonstrated through interactive displays
> and hands-on activities in the NASA exhibit.
> America's Anniversary Weekend is the national observance of the 400th
> anniversary of the founding of Jamestown - the first permanent
> English colony in America. The weekend will feature historical
> interpretations, demonstrations, musical performances and educational
> In June, a little piece of history will hitch a ride on space shuttle
> Atlantis during its next mission, targeted for launch on June 8. A
> lead cargo tag, dating back to the 1600s, is tucked inside a box in
> the shuttle's middeck. The tag is the only thing found in 13 years by
> the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
> archeological digs at Jamestown Island that contains the word "Yames
> Towne" on it. The tag's trip celebrates the link between explorers
> past and present.
> For details on America's Anniversary Weekend, visit:
> For more information on NASA, visit:
More information about the SAREX