For Release: November 4, 2003
Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office
A live webcast and broadcast of the November 5 symposium, "Realizing the Dream of Flight" will offer viewers the opportunity to learn more about the pioneers who helped make the dream of flight a reality.
The daylong program beginning at 8:30 a.m. will be divided into three panel sessions that will profile "Dreamers and Doers," Barnstormers and Entrepreneurs" and "Aerospace Leaders and Managers." Some of the air and space pioneers to be profiled include Benjamin O. Davis Jr., Amelia Earhart, Willy Ley, Donald Douglas, Robert Gilruth, Bessie Coleman and Wernher von Braun.
The symposium is sponsored by NASA and the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission. It will originate live from the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.
To access the webcast log onto http://technology.grc.nasa.gov/broadcasts/ or for closed captioning http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/webcasts_page.htm. The symposium will also be broadcast via the SBS 6 satellite, transponder 16, Ku-band, 74 degrees west longitude, vertical polarization, down-link frequency 12092.5 megahertz, audio on 6.2 and 6.8.
For more information about the symposium, along with a program agenda, see http://history.nasa.gov/rdfconf/index.html
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