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For release: 04/06/04
Release #: 04-100

Media opportunity on upcoming Gravity Probe B mission set Friday, April 9 at nasa Marshall Center

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NASA's Gravity Probe B mission to test two key predictions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity is set for launch in California April 17. Rex D. Geveden, Gravity Probe B program manager and deputy director of the Marshall Center, will be available to news media in Huntsville Ala., Friday, April 9, to discuss the science mission and answer news media questions. Media interested in attending the event Friday at 8 a.m. CDT should contact Steve Roy.


What: NASA's Gravity Probe B mission to test two key predictions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity is set for launch in California April 17. Rex D. Geveden, Gravity Probe B program manager and deputy director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will be available in Huntsville, Ala., this Friday to discuss the science mission and answer news media questions.

After launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Gravity Probe B will orbit 400 miles above Earth. The experiment will use four ultra-precise gyroscopes to test two important predictions of Albert Einstein's 1916 theory that space and time are distorted by the presence of massive objects.

Who: Rex D. Geveden, Gravity Probe B program manager and deputy director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

When: Friday, April 9, 8-8:30 a.m. CDT

Where: Room 115, Bldg. 4200, Marshall Center, Rideout Road

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Steve Roy of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 no later than Wednesday, April 7. Media must report to Gate 9 on Rideout Road, off I-565. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.

More information about the Gravity Probe B mission is available at:

http://einstein.stanford.edu/

and

http://www.gravityprobeb.com

For more information:
New flagNote to editors
New flagNews release
More Gravity Probe B news


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