HOUSTON -- NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff will meet his opponents in the ongoing Earth vs. space chess match Thursday, Oct. 9. At 1:05 p.m. CDT, NASA Television will broadcast the live linkup with Chamitoff, who lives aboard the International Space Station, and his competitors from the Stevenson Elementary School in Bellevue, Wash.
Reporters may attend the event in the Bellevue Community College's Carlson Theater, where the kindergarten through third grade members of the U.S. Chess Championship Team and its chess club teammates will gather.
The students are key players in the Earth vs. space match, proposing moves that are voted on by the public via the Internet. The match began Sept. 29.
The U.S. Chess Federation is facilitating the match on its Web site at:
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