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August 24, 1998

John Ira Petty
Johnson Space Center, TX

Release: J98-39

JSC to Offer Open House Preview

News media representatives are invited to a preview of the Johnson Space Center’s 1998 Open House on Friday, Aug. 28. The Open House, which is free and open to the public, will be held the following day, Saturday, Aug. 29.

The preview, which will include stops at the Space Flight Food Facility, the Apollo Mission Control Room and mockups of the space shuttle and International Space Station, will begin about 8 a.m., following the Ballunar Liftoff Festival’s press event at JSC earlier that morning.

Media representatives will have the opportunity to preview the Ballunar event, which runs from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30, and then visit a few of the exhibits and displays being set up for JSC’s Open House in 20 of the center’s buildings. Most of those buildings are open to the public only during Open House. In 1997, the event drew more than 70,000 people.

Please call the JSC newsroom at 281/483-5111 by noon Aug. 27 to make arrangements to attend or for further information.


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