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Glenn Mahone/Doc Mirelson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

April 28, 2003
RELEASE : N03-047
Space Day 2003 Celebrates The Future of Flight
Space Day 2003, the annual tribute to aerospace exploration, invites young people of all ages to honor the previous 100 years of aviation accomplishments while celebrating “The Future of Flight” from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 1 in Washington at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM).

NASA is one of more than 75 national Partner and Associate organizations that support this award-winning educational initiative. NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe; Senator John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth; and General Jack Dailey, NASM Director and Chairman, U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission, will help open the celebration at 8:30 a.m.

Established in 1997, Space Day is a global celebration. Designed to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math, Space Day seeks to inspire the next generation of inventors, aviators and explorers. The non-profit Space Day Foundation supports the initiative.

NASA TV is carrying Space Day events, featuring Senator Glenn, from NASA headquarters from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. NASA Television is broadcast on AMC-2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees West longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical and audio is monaural at 6.8 MHz.

For information about Space Day events on the Internet, visit:

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