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J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington

Jennifer Morcone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
RELEASE : H-M08-156
NASA to Announce New Name For GLAST, First Light Findings
WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a media teleconference on Tuesday, August 26, at 2 p.m. EDT, to announce the first results from NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope and the observatory's new name. The telecon will also include the Large Area Telescope's first light results, and a presentation of gamma-ray bursts that the GLAST Burst Monitor has seen since it went into operation.

Briefing participants:
  • Jon Morse, director, Astrophysics Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Dennis Kovar, associate director of science for high energy physics, U.S. Department of Energy, Germantown, Md.
  • Steve Ritz, GLAST project scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
  • Peter Michelson, Large Area Telescope principal investigator, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Chip Meegan, GLAST Burst Monitor principal investigator, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
To participate in the teleconference, reporters should email a request to J.D. Harrington by 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26. They must include their media affiliation and telephone number. Supporting information for the briefing will be posted at 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at:


Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on the Web at:


For more information about the GLAST mission on the Web, visit:


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