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July 7, 2009

Michael Braukus
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1979


MEDIA ADVISORY: M09-123

NASA INVITES MEDIA AND PUBLIC TO DISCUSSION ABOUT LEGACY OF APOLLO

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. EDT, NASA will host a
roundtable discussion titled "Apollo: History and Legacy," to mark
the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. Members of the news
media and public are invited to attend the panel in the James E. Webb
Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW in
Washington.

The discussion will begin with remarks by NASA Acting Administrator
Christopher Scolese. NASA Chief Historian Steven J. Dick will
moderate the discussion.

The panelists a

- Cristina Guidi, deputy director, Constellation Systems Division,
Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
- Roger Launius, senior curator in space history, National Air and
Space Museum
- John Logsdon, Charles A. Lindbergh chair in aerospace history,
Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, Washington
- Craig Nelson, author of "Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First
Men
on the Moon"
- Michael Neufeld, chair of the division of space history, National
Air and Space Museum, and author of "Von Braun: Dreamer of Space,
Engineer of War"

The discussion will be broadcast live on NASA Television. For NASA TV
streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

NASA's Apollo 40th anniversary Web sites provide easy access to
various agency resources and multimedia about the program and the
history of human spaceflight, including a gallery of Apollo
multimedia features. The site is online at:

http://www.nasa.gov/apollo40th

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

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