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Comet Encounter Conference
9 Sep 2010
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[[IMAGE||comet_Header.jpg||center||Comet Conference Ad: Sept. 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Location, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20001. Please use Freedom Forum entrance on 6th Street to access the Newseum's Knight Studio and Conference Center.||FILE:Comet Event 09102010 eFlyer final.pdf||[NULL]||]] The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Newseum welcome you to the 25th anniversary of the First Comet Encounter by a robotic spacecraft. The feat of the team of America's scientists and engineers that led to the historic encounter with comet Giacobini-Zinner on September 11, 1985, established a foundation of discoveries that continues today. In the next 6 months, NASA spacecraft will encounter 2 additional comets: *Hartley-2 on November 4, 2010 *Tempel-1 on February 14, 2011 Did comets bring life's building blocks to Earth? What will we discover next?
Conference Schedule 9 a.m.: Welcome [[LINK||http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=13131||Mr. Joe Urschel]] Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Newseum [[LINK||http://www.nasa.gov/news/media/contacts/||Mr. Dwayne Brown]] Master of Ceremonies NASA Introduction Comets: Views Across Time -- New Worlds, New Discoveries [[LINK||Person:GreenJ||Dr. James L. Green]] Director, Planetary Science NASA 9:25 a.m.: Cometary Science: What Have We Learned? [[LINK||http://www.utexas.edu/opa/experts/profile.php?id=951||]Dr. Anita Cochran]] Assistant Director, McDonald Observatory The University of Texas at Austin 10 a.m.: ISEE-3/ICE Anniversary, ICE-2:Teaching An Old Spacecraft New Tricks [[LINK||http://www.ion.org/awards/tycho2001.cfm||Dr. Robert Farquhar]] Executive for Space Exploration KinetX, Inc. 10:40 a.m.: Deep Impact Becomes EPOXI [[LINK||http://www.astro.umd.edu/~ma/||Dr. Michael A'Hearn]] Principal Investigator EPOXI Comet Encounter Mission University of Maryland 11:15 a.m.: Stardust-NExT To Comet Tempel-1 Comet Encounter [[LINK||http://www.astro.cornell.edu/people/facstaff-detail.php?pers_id=116||Dr. Joseph Veverka]] Principal Investigator Stardust NExT Encounter Mission Cornell University 11:50 a.m.: Concluding Remarks Mr. Dwayne Brown [[LINK||http://www.kinetx.com/company.aspx?p=mgmt#KS||Mr. Kjell Stakkestad]] President and Chief Executive Officer KinetX, Inc. 12 p.m.: Luncheon Knight Conference Center 8th Floor, Newseum
Conference Brochures: *[[LINK||FILE:Comet Event 09102010 eFlyer final.pdf||Comet Conference Brochure]] *[[LINK||FILE:NASA Comet Program 091010.pdf||Comet Conference Program]]

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