[FPSPACE] FW: NASA Ames Co-Hosts Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 Celebration
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Fri Apr 4 14:13:41 EDT 2008
>From: NASA News <nasanews at mail.arc.nasa.gov>
>To: ames-releases at lists.arc.nasa.gov
>Subject: NASA Ames Co-Hosts Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 Celebration
>Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 11:05:29 -0700
>Kelly Humphries April 4, 2008
>Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. 650-604-5026
>kelly.o.humphries at nasa.gov
>Space Generation Advisory Council
>delializa at yahoo.com
>MEDIA ADVISORY: M08-24AR
>NASA AMES CO-HOSTS YURI'S NIGHT BAY AREA 2008 CELEBRATION
>MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 (YNBA 2008) will bring
>together scientists, engineers, artists, musicians and an expected 8,000
>guests at NASA's Ames Research Center on April 12 for a multimedia
>celebration of space exploration and NASA's 50th anniversary year.
>Co-hosted by Ames and the Space Generation Advisory Council, the 12-hour
>event will feature more than 25 musical acts and a host of speakers to
>commemorate the anniversary of the first human space launch (Yuri Gagarin,
>April 12, 1961) and the first space shuttle mission (John Young and Bob
>Crippen, April 12, 1981). YNBA 2008 coincides with other celebrations
>around the world.
>More than 30 cutting-edge interactive demonstrations will showcase Ames'
>innovative contributions to science, aeronautics and space exploration, and
>dozens of commercial and academic groups will explore the theme "Radical
>Technology for Sustainable Future."
>News media planning to attend should contact Kelly Humphries, 650-604-5026
>or Delia Santiago, 408-306-8579 before 5 p.m. PDT Wednesday, April 9, for
>WHAT: An opportunity to attend a gathering of scientists, engineers,
>artists, musicians and entrepreneurs celebrating the excitement of space
>exploration past, present and future.
>WHO: Speakers will include Ames Director S. Pete Worden, astrobiologist
>Jonathan Trent, video game designer Will Wright, innovative green power
>technologist Saul Griffith, urban mass transit designer Chris Perkins,
>Pascal Lee of the Haughton Mars Project, and remarks by Stewart Brand, a
>founder of The Long Now Foundation and creator of the Whole Earth Catalog.
>WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., Hangar 211 and
>adjoining airfield tarmac. Performances and lectures will take place on
>WHEN: From 2 p.m. PDT Saturday, April 12, 2008, to 2 a.m. Sunday, April 13,
>1 p.m. Early media access begins
>2 p.m. Gates open
>3:30 p.m. Saul Griffith speaks
>4:15 p.m. Grand opening ceremony featuring Ames Director S. Pete Worden
>5:30 p.m. Will Wright speaks
>6 p.m. Aeronautika aerobatics demonstration
>7 p.m. NASA Research Park presentation on "SkyTran: A Transportation
>Strategy for the 21st Century"
>9:30 p.m. Performance by Telstar with Phil Lesh; Lecture by Pascal Lee
>2 a.m. Gates close
>For more information about YNBA 2008, visit:
>For more information about the Space Generation Advisory Council, and YNBA
>2008 performers and schedules, visit:
>For more information about NASA Ames, visit:
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