For Release: June 9, 2004
Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe is scheduled to toss the ceremonial first pitch when the Cleveland Indians take on the world-champion Florida Marlins on Thursday, June 10. O'Keefe, appointed by President George W. Bush as the 10th Administrator of NASA in December 2001, will be joined on the field by Astronaut Don Thomas, a native Ohioan.
Over 600 NASA Glenn Research Center employees and their families will be at the ballpark for NASA Night. During the game, Eva, the larger-than-life inflatable astronaut, will interact with Slider to entertain the fans and NASA will be featured on the Jake's new full-color display board.
This evening's activities will kick off Glenn's 3-day event, Journey to Tomorrow, opening its doors to the local community for the opportunity to explore the inner workings of the world-class research laboratory and discover ways to access NASA technology and expertise. This event is made possible with the help of a community support committee consisting of several area companies and organizations.
The free Public Open House on Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, will provide the community a chance to learn about the projects and programs being worked on at Glenn and tour the research facilities. They can also hear presentations by scientists and engineers on topics such as Mars and NASA's Return to Flight as well as explore our Visitor Center. Younger visitors can do hands-on educational activities and get their photo taken at the "Picture Yourself in Space" exhibit.
On Monday, June 14 (rescheduled from Friday, June 11), Glenn will hold a day-long Technology Showcase that will allow attendees from business, industry, and academia an opportunity to explore the advantage of partnering with NASA Glenn as well as how to access our technology while identifying contracting opportunities.
For more information about Journey to Tomorrow, call 216-433-3300 or visit http://journey.grc.nasa.gov.
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