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October 26, 1998

Steve Nesbitt
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Release: J98-50

Media Invited to Attend American Astronautical Society Conference

Congressman Nicholas Lampson (D-Texas) will deliver the keynote address Nov. 17 at this year’s American Astronautical Society National Conference and Annual Meeting at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City. The theme of this year’s conference is "Space Station and the International Human Exploration and Development of Space," and it will focus heavily on the upcoming assembly of the International Space Station and the recently completed joint U.S. Russian cooperative space flights.

The conference provides a forum for engineers, scientists and policy makers from industry, government and academia to discuss the human exploration and development of space.

Media with professional credentials are invited to attend any of the technical sessions of the conference which runs from Nov. 17-19. To reserve a space in advance, contact Carolyn Brown at 703-866-0020.

Lampson’s address begins at 9 a.m. Also on Nov. 17, Wesley Huntress with the Carnegie Institute of Washington will deliver the second annual Carl Sagan Memorial Lecture. James Wetherbee, astronaut and deputy director of the NASA Johnson Space Center will chair a panel discussion "Pioneering Across Technical and Cultural Boundaries During Phase 1" at a luncheon following the morning program.

The AAS was established in 1954 as a professional, non-profit organization to promote knowledge of, support for and interest in space activities through technical publications, symposia, national conferences and education initiatives.


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