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January 24, 2000

Renee Juhans
Headquarters, Washington, DC
(Phone: 202/358-1712)

John Ira Petty
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(Phone: 281/483-2530)

Release: N00-2

Scientists, Astronauts to Discuss STS-95 Science Results

More than 30 researchers will present the latest findings from the 1998 STS-95 Space Shuttle mission at a symposium on January 27 and 28, sponsored by NASA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The nine-day mission focused on more than 80 experiments ranging from understanding the Sun to human adaptation to space.

Media representatives are invited to attend the symposium. Please contact Renee Juhans at (202) 358-1712, by COB January 26 to confirm your attendance.

The symposium will begin at 9:45 a.m. EST and end at 4:00 p.m. on January 27, in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC. NASA, industry and university researchers will participate in scientific discussions on over 40 investigations encompassing experiments in the fields of materials sciences, life and biological sciences, and commercial research.

On January 28, the symposium will be held at the National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD, in the Masur Auditorium, Building 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Scientists will discuss primarily medical and biological research. The symposium agenda can be found at:

http://peer1.idi.usra.edu/

STS-95 investigations were carried out during the October 1998 mission aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Research on the flight consisted of over 80 experiments from university and private industry investigators interested in engineering, space science, material science, and life and biological sciences.

 

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