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Victoria Steiner
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: 650/604-0176

Dec. 8, 2004
RELEASE : 04-110AR
NASA Ames Celebrates 65 Years of Innovation
News media representatives are invited to celebrate NASA Ames' 65th anniversary during a public event at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The event will take place in the Exploration Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST on Dec. 20.

Visitors will have an opportunity to meet Ames' special guests: NASA astronaut Janice Voss, who has flown five times on the space shuttle as a mission specialist, and nationally known author Don Blair, who covered NASA's Gemini and Apollo missions as a newsman. A variety of displays showcasing Ames' colorful history will be featured for visitors, who also will see the premier showing of a new Ames history video and other programs describing the past, present and future of NASA Ames' contributions to science and discovery. Renowned NASA scientists will discuss Ames' exciting contributions to the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.

"At NASA Ames, we are committed to hiring the best people, developing cutting-edge technologies and delivering outstanding research," said NASA Ames Center Director G. Scott Hubbard. "Since breaking ground in 1939, Ames has transformed into a world-class leader in science and technology. The center's rich history and progressive present position Ames well for the new and exciting challenges of space exploration of the 21st century."

To reach NASA Ames, take the Moffett Field exit off U.S. 101. Follow the signs, proceed to the main gate and take an immediate right into the parking lot by the NASA Ames Exploration Center. Media representatives interested in attending should contact Victoria Steiner at 650/604-0176 as soon as possible.

More information and directions to the event are available on the World Wide Web at:

NASA Ames Research Center 65 Years of Innovation


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