[sarex] NASA Anniversary, Shuttle Crew and Science Highlighted at NextFest
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> Sept. 11, 2007
> Grey Hautaluoma
> Headquarters, Washington
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> Asa Fenton
> Bite Communications
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> NASA ANNIVERSARY, SHUTTLE CREW AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTED AT NEXTFEST
> WASHINGTON - NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale will unveil the
> agency's 50th anniversary logo and participate in an X PRIZE
> Foundation announcement at WIRED Magazine's NextFest at the Los
> Angeles Convention Center, Sept. 13-16. The agency will showcase its
> current and future technologies, and NextFest attendees can meet the
> crew of the most recent space shuttle flight.
> WIRED NextFest features the latest innovations in products and
> technologies in many areas where NASA plays a leading role.
> Dale and astronaut Scott Kelly will introduce the space shuttle's
> STS-118 crew, including mission specialist and former educator
> Barbara R. Morgan, at NextFest's opening ceremonies on Education Day,
> Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. PDT in the South Hall Plaza. Education Day is
> open only to school groups and members of the media. Morgan and the
> other crew members of the STS-118 mission will sign autographs
> throughout NextFest in the Exploration Pavilion.
> Deputy Administrator Dale will participate in an announcement
> regarding the X PRIZE Foundation at the X PRIZE stage at 10:30 a.m.,
> Sept. 13. She will unveil the NASA 50th anniversary logo at 12:30
> p.m. at the mini stage in the Exploration Pavilion. Apollo astronaut
> Buzz Aldrin also will speak.
> Throughout the show, attendees can see a see a four-foot model of
> NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The observatory is designed to
> study the faint light from objects at the farthest reaches of space
> and time and is targeted for launch in 2013.
> NASA will exhibit a 3-D panorama of Mars and demonstrate the
> all-terrain technology in the current Mars rovers. Visitors can learn
> about experimental rovers that are helping scientists learn how
> robots could evaluate potential outposts on the moon or Mars.
> A video camera and monitor display from NASA's Stratospheric
> Observatory for Infrared Astronomy will reveal remarkable temperature
> changes in the infrared spectrum on the faces of visitor volunteers.
> An interactive assembly project features Constellation, NASA's next
> generation of human spacecraft. Many other mission-oriented NASA
> activities also will on display.
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