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Glenn Mahone/Doc Mirelson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

March 30, 2004
RELEASE : 04-107
NASA Helps Launch Florida Quarter
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will join Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore to launch Florida's official state quarter. The ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. EDT, April 7 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Visitor Complex.

The Florida quarter design is entitled, "Gateway to Discovery." The quarter depicts Florida's past with a Spanish Galleon and the state's future with a Space Shuttle. The design was selected via a public, three-week Internet voting process.

To cover the event, media must contact the KSC Media Services Office at: 321/867-2468 by noon EDT, April 6. At the Visitor Complex, media should use marked press parking areas.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at Chamber of Commerce offices throughout Florida, participating credit unions and banks. For information about tickets, contact the KSC Visitor Complex at: 321/449-4444.

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