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October 10, 2002

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(281) 483-5111

Release: #J02-99

Photo Exhibit to Showcase JSC at World Space Congress

A unique, behind-the-scenes photographic look at the faces of NASA entitled "NASA People at Work" will be on display at the George R. Brown Convention Center as part of World Space Congress beginning Friday through Oct. 19.

Created by Photographer-in-Residence at the Johnson Space Center Guy Christophe-Coppel, the exhibit showcases scenes from everyday life at NASA and the Johnson Space Center. Coppel has been recording scenes of the people that make space flight possible at JSC since July 2000 under a five-year agreement.

"In my work, I want to show the faces, the emotions, the flesh and blood behind the technology. That is the real story of human space flight," he said. "NASA is about people. There is an amazing human aspect and dedication behind every fantastic achievement, and that is too often the story not seen."

In the World Space Congress exhibit, Coppel uses black-and-white imagery accompanied by captions and a soundtrack featuring his subjects. Coppel is a third-generation photographer who has been a self-professed fan of space flight since an early age. The "NASA People at Work" exhibit will be located at booth 2830 in the George R. Brown Convention Center during the World Space Congress.

For further information on the exhibit, Coppel may be reached at 281-687-7477.

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