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International Space Station Web Cast
Ask a Question, December 11, 2003 @ 12:00 p.m. CDT

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October 9, 2003 @ 12:00 p.m. CDT

Cool Experiment of the Day

Students and individuals around the world will have a chance to "see" inside the space program as part of a live Web cast hosted by NASA in celebration of World Space Week 2003. The Web cast, scheduled for October 9 from noon -1 p.m. CDT, will originate from one of NASA's astronaut training facilities in Houston and feature live discussions and opportunities to ask questions of astronaut and International Space Station Program Scientist Don Thomas and Royce Renfrew, Robotics Flight Controller.

The International Space Station

"What better way to exemplify World Space Week than literally using technology to bring youth from around the world in to see and share in the excitement of the International Space Station," said Bill Gerstenmaier, International Space Station Program Manager.

Bill Gerstenmaier
Message from ISS Program Manager Bill Gerstenmaier
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Poised inside the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo," Thomas will explain what it is like to live and work in space as well as elaborate on the scientific research being done on Space Station. Renfrew will share how robotic systems are helping build and maintain the ISS, as well as a sneak peak into his career as a Robotics Flight Controller. Students can send questions in advance or during the Web cast.


Biographies

Bill Gerstenmaier (ISS Program Manager)
Mr. Gerstenmaier is responsible for the overall management, development, integration, and operation of the International Space Station.

Don Thomas (Astronaut Presenter)
Mr. Thomas is the ISS Program Scientist for the ISS Program Office at Johnson Space Center.

Royce Renfrew (Expert Robotics Presenter)
Mr. Renfrew is an ISS Robotics Officer (ROBO) and is responsible for the ISS Robotics system.

Erika Guillory (Host)


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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 12/11/2003
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