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Michael Mewhinney
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650-604-3937/207-1323
Michael.S.Mewhinney@nasa.gov

April 7, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : 08_25AR
 
 
NASA Ames to Host Lunar Science Institute Dedication Ceremony
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media are invited to interview key NASA officials and attend a dedication ceremony for the new NASA Lunar Science Institute at NASA Ames Research Center on Friday, April 11, 2008.

The NASA Lunar Science Institute is modeled after the successful NASA Astrobiology Institute, also managed by Ames, and features teams of scientists across the country collaborating in lunar science and future lunar exploration.

WHAT: Media briefing and dedication ceremony for the new NASA Lunar Science Institute.

WHERE: Building 17, located on South Akron Road at McCord Avenue, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. PDT Friday, April 11, 2008: Media briefing
3:30 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony
4 p.m. Reception

WHO: NASA Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden, NASA Lunar Science Institute Interim Director David Morrison, and James Green, director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters, Washington. Also expected to attend are three members of the U.S. House of Representatives: U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., 14th District; U.S. Rep. Michael Honda, D-Calif. 15th District; and U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., 16th District.

To reach NASA Ames, drive on U.S. 101, exit at Moffett Field/NASA Parkway, drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate. Drive through the main gate towards Hangar One and turn right on South Akron Road. Building 17 is located at the corner of South Akron and McCord Avenue and faces the large grassy area. Parking is available in a parking lot across the street from Building 17, as well as on South Akron and North Akron Road.

For more information about the NASA Lunar Science Institute, visit:

http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/
 

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