NASA Materials Science Conference features space research, materials for exploration and biomedicine

May 29, 2002

What:
Scientists will gather in Huntsville, Ala., next month to discuss hot topics in their field -- from materials for advanced spaceships to biomaterials used in medicine. Some will conduct future experiments on the International Space Station, where NASA's first materials science experiments will get under way this summer.

News media are invited to learn about existing and future research by attending NASA's Microgravity Materials Science Conference, sponsored by the Office of Biological and Physical Research and hosted by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville and NASA's Materials Science Discipline Working Group.

Who:
Experts from across the nation -- the lead scientists for NASA experiments -- will be available for media interviews. Materials science issues, such as radiation shielding and novel materials for advanced spacecraft, will be discussed during presentations.

When:
Monday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Registration at the Huntsville Hilton, 401 Williams Ave.
Tuesday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Presentations
Wednesday, June 26, 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Presentations

Where:
Von Braun Center, North Hall, Huntsville, Ala.

To attend:
News media interested in covering the event should contact Steve Roy of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 no later than June 24. To find out more about the conference, including registration, visit: http://msad.msfc.nasa.gov/Matsc2002

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center News Center

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