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AGI to Host Space Exploration Event in Baltimore

Press Release From: Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Posted: Friday, September 3, 2004

AGI will host "Space Exploration Day" at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore on Sept. 10. This community outreach event is being held on behalf of the Coalition for Space Exploration, an alliance of national aerospace organizations that includes AGI. The mission of the coalition is to generate public and Congressional support for the United States' refocused space policy - the Vision for Space Exploration - that outlines affordable and achievable NASA initiatives for the next 30 years.

This free event will feature VIP speakers from the aerospace community, including Dr. James Garvin, NASA's chief scientist for Mars and Lunar Exploration, and astronaut Robert Curbeam, Jr. A Baltimore native, Curbeam has flown on two shuttle missions, logging nearly 600 hours in space including more than 19 extravehicular hours in three space walks. Invited guests include aerospace professionals; active and retired NASA astronauts; media; political representatives; local teachers and students; and the general public.

After the formal presentations, a press question-and-answer session will be held, followed by photo and autograph opportunities with the guest speakers, self-guided tours of the Maryland Science Center, and a catered reception. (See detailed agenda below).

"Space exploration has historically benefited our country's economy, technology, and national security, as well as our innate desire for discovery," says Lauren Miller, AGI's director of marketing. "We hope this educational event will encourage public and industry support for the Vision for Space Exploration so the journey continues."

To R.S.V.P. for Space Exploration Day, or for more information about the event, contact the AGI Events Hotline at 1.610.981.8025 or visit http://www.agi.com/spaceexploration .

                         SPACE EXPLORATION DAY AGENDA
                            Friday, Sept. 10, 2004
                           Maryland Science Center
                    601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
                                1.410.545.5921

     2:00 - 2:15 p.m.      Welcome & Overview of Vision for Space Exploration

     2:15 - 2:25 p.m.      Guest Speaker: Dr. James Garvin, NASA, chief
                           scientist for Mars and Lunar Exploration

     2:25 - 2:35 p.m.      Guest Speaker: Astronaut Robert Curbeam, Jr.

     2:40 - 2:50 p.m.      Guest Speaker: Penny Glackman, Teacher; NASA
                           Educator; and Fellow of the National Space
                           Biomedical Research Institute Teacher Academy
                           Project

     2:50 - 3:05 p.m.      Press Q & A

     3:10 - 3:40 p.m.      Photo Opportunities with Robert Curbeam, Jr. and
                           Dr. James Garvin

     4:00 - 6:00 p.m.      Catered Reception, Maryland Science Center, Harbor
                           Terrace Room 

About AGI

Headquartered in Exton, PA, AGI provides commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analysis and visualization software to more than 30,000 national security and space professionals for integrated analysis of land, sea, air, and space assets to support: 3-D battlespace management, space operations, national defense programs, space control, and geospatial intelligence. For additional information about AGI or its commercially available software technologies, e-mail info@agi.com or explore http://www.agi.com .

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