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Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington
Michelle Alvarez
AARP, Washington
Aug. 29, 2008
NASA and AARP Celebrate 50 Years of Inspiration, Innovation and Discovery
WASHINGTON -- NASA will join AARP in their Life at 50+ National Event and Expo as the two organizations each celebrate a half of century of remarkable achievements.

On Sept. 4, during the opening ceremony of the show at 9:30 a.m. EDT, NASA will present AARP with a photo montage honoring the organization's 50 years of service to the senior community. The montage will include items flown earlier this year on space shuttle Discovery.

AARP will present NASA with an oversized AARP membership card to mark the agency turning 50. The event will be held at the Washington Convention Center, Washington. Former astronauts Michael Coats, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Carl Walz, director of advanced capabilities in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, will represent NASA during the event.

In addition to the opening ceremony presentation, NASA will have a substantial presence at the Expo to showcase some of the Agency's various innovations and space hardware. Some of the highlighted exhibits include a "NASA City and Home" Wii interactive display, the Roll-Over Mars Rover and interactive Constellation Program exhibits.

Media wanting to attend the opening ceremony and conference must register with AARP on the Web at:


For information about NASA's 50th at the AARP National Event and Expo on the Web, visit:



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