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NASA Invites Media to 50th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
GREENBELT, Md. -- "Dreams and Possibilities: Planning for the Achievable" is the theme for the 50th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium to be held March 28 – 29 at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Md. The American Astronautical Society, with support from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, sponsors this annual event.

This year’s symposium will again feature senior representation from the NASA and leaders in aerospace policy. "We believe this symposium provides an up-to-date look at the current status of space exploration and generates some great dialog about the upcoming challenges," says Dr. Harley Thronson, of NASA Goddard and chairperson of the symposium planning committee.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden will give the opening keynote address on Wednesday, March 28. Other invited speakers include Chris Scolese, Center Director of NASA Goddard; Dr. Steve Squyres, Chair of the NASA Advisory Council; Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; and Kathryn Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington.

Symposium sessions are open to all credentialed media. News media representatives are requested to confirm their plans to attend the event by contacting Jim Kirkpatrick of American Astronautical Society, Springfield, Va. at 703-866-0020.

Media interested in arranging interviews with NASA speakers should contact Dewayne Washington in advance at 301-286-0040.

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Dewayne Washington
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
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