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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

RELEASE : 10-05
NASA Hosts Lunar and Martian Exploration Workshop
NASA's future exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond will involve utilizing natural resources at the many destinations. To gain a better understanding of the properties and behaviors of lunar and martian environments, NASA's Kennedy Space Center is hosting the "Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration" workshop Feb. 2 and 3 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Presenters are available to meet with the news media at 5 p.m. Feb. 2. Media may also arrange to attend individual workshop sessions.

Scientists, engineers, researchers and mission managers from throughout the nation will join together to identify key challenges and the research and technologies needed to further the Vision for Space Exploration.

Returning the Space Shuttle to flight, and completing the International Space Station, are the first steps in the Vision for Space Exploration, an affordable, stepping-stone strategy toward new exploration goals. Using the Station to study human endurance in space and to test new technologies and techniques, NASA will prepare for the longer journeys to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Media interested in participating should contact Tracy Young at 321/867-2468 or by e-mail at by Feb. 1.

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