NASA experts to bring commercial biotechnology space products to BIO 2002 conference in Toronto

May 23, 2002

What: News media are invited see the future today. Take a close-up look at products -- created by companies funding and flying experiments in space through NASA-industry partnerships. And interview NASA experts. All in one location: the BIO 2002 Conference -- a major, international biotechnology trade show next month in Toronto.

Inspect these commercial products:

All these products were developed as a result of industry-funded research through 15 NASA Commercial Space Centers, managed by the Space Product Development Program at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. These centers are helping businesses of all sizes and types advance their research programs by using the unique space environment, including microgravity -- the near-weightless condition created as the International Space Station and other spacecraft orbit Earth.

Who: At the conference, NASA experts Mark Nall, John West and Blake Powers, who help businesses do pioneering space research, will be available for news media interviews.

When: Conference: June 9-12, 2002 Nall, West, and Powers are available for interviews before and during the conference. See contact information below.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada

Contact: To attend the conference, contact: Carrie Housman at 800-255-3304 or or visit the Web site at

For more information or to conduct interviews, contact: Steve Roy, Media Relations, NASA's Marshall Center at 256-544-0034 or

Nall, West, and Powers are available for media interviews during the conference. To schedule interviews, contact them directly at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Toronto at 416-925-1234; by cell phone at 256-603-3711; or by beeper at 1-800-946-4546, PIN 1411330. For beeper, enter area code and number to call; do not enter voicemail.

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center News Center

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