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Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington
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Joan B. Underwood
Lockheed Martin, Denver
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joan.b.underwood@lmco.com

April 15, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M08-079
 
 
Stephen Hawking Speaks at NASA 50th Anniversary Event
 
 
WASHINGTON -- On Monday, April 21, Professor Stephen Hawking of the University of Cambridge will be the featured speaker at a lecture that is part of a series honoring NASA's 50th anniversary. The title of Hawking's lecture is "Why we should go into space." The event will be held at the George Washington University's Morton Auditorium at 3 p.m. EDT. Admission is by invitation only, but reporters are welcome to attend.

NASA television will broadcast the event live on the Web at:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


News media representatives should R.S.V.P. by calling 703-556-4861 or e-mailing LM_NASA@hayespr.com.

NASA was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act and began operations on Oct. 1, 1958. The 50th anniversary NASA lecture series features prominent speakers to discuss the benefits that space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research provide in addressing global issues such as the economy, education, health, science and the environment. Lockheed Martin Corporation of Bethesda, Md., is co-sponsoring the two-year lecture series. Hawking's lecture also is being co-sponsored by the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University's Elliott School.

For more information about the NASA 50th Anniversary Lecture Series, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/50th/NASA_lecture_series/


For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov
 

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