September 7, 2011
NASA Holds News Conference On Space Station National Lab Award
NASA will hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 9, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the organization that will manage the portion of the International Space Station operated as a U.S. national laboratory.
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Inc. (CASIS) will help ensure the station's unique capabilities are available to the broadest possible cross-section of the U.S. scientific, technological and industrial communities.
The news conference participants are:
- Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations
- Waleed Abdalati, NASA chief scientist
- Mark Uhran, NASA assistant associate administrator for the International Space Station
- Jeanne Becker, CASIS executive director
Reporters may ask questions in-person from Kennedy or using a phone bridge managed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. To use the phone bridge, journalists must call the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 9:15 a.m. EDT.
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For additional information about the International Space Station National Laboratory, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/nlab/index.html