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Dolores Beasley
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1753)

Joshua Chamot
National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va.
(Phone: 703/292-7730)

October 1, 2003
Next Space Research Update Unveils New Glass
A new glass with medical, military and communications applications was developed with the aid of a NASA research grant. Applications and new product development is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. The glass may soon find its way into your home and doctor's office.

Learn how this new family of glass was invented and its many applications, including use as a power laser for cutting metal and as a medical laser for surgery, at a Space Research Update (SRU), 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Update participants:

-- Dr. Richard (Rick) Weber, director of the Glass Products Division, Containerless Research Inc., the small company in Evanston, Ill., that invented and produces the glass
-- Dr. Michael Wargo, enterprise scientist for materials science, NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research, Washington
-- Dr. Winslow Sargeant, program manager, National Science Foundation Small Business Innovative Research Program
-- Dr. Jacob Khurgin, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

The SRU will be carried live on NASA Television. NASA TV is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

The briefing will be webcast live via links at:


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