From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Have you ever been into space, in a research submarine, or been a part of a remote polar research base? Whether it's exploring the depths of our oceans or reaching the top of our highest mountains, great feats often involve great risk.
During a special symposium hosted by Administrator Sean O'Keefe, NASA examines the similarities between space exploration and other terrestrial expeditions with the help of some of the best known explorers in the world, including mountain climbers, deep sea explorers, scientists and science fiction writers. The discussions also will include NASA astronauts, other notable aeronautics and deep space explorers.
The symposium, "Risk and Exploration: Earth, Sea and the Stars," will be carried live Sept. 27-28 on NASA TV and webcast on www.nasa.gov from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
Sessions and participants:
Monday, Sept. 27 - 5:30 p.m. EDT
Session One - Earth
Moderator: Chris McKay, Planetary Scientist, NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC), Calif.
Tuesday, Sept. 28 - 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. EDT
Session Two - Sea
Moderator: David Halpern, Senior Policy Analyst, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Session Three - The Stars
Moderator: John Grunsfeld, NASA Chief Scientist and astronaut
Times and participants are subject to change. See the NASA TV schedule on the Internet for the latest updates.
NASA TV is available in the continental United States on AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, Transponder 9, 3880 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. If you live in Alaska or Hawaii, NASA TV is on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, Transponder 18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, and audio at 6.8 MHz.
For more information about NASA TV or to watch the events on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
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