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Contact: Carolina Martinez (818) 354-9382
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 1999
JPL MISSIONS HIGHLIGHT SPACE 2000 CONVENTION IN LONG BEACH
Our future in space will largely be determined by some of the country's most prominent
thought leaders at the Space 2000 Conference and Exhibition, September 19 through 21 at the
Convention Center in Long Beach, California, sponsored by the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
The program will feature prominent NASA keynote speakers including NASA
Administrator Dan Goldin and former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn. Dr. Edward Stone,
director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif., will moderate a panel on
New Civil Space Horizons on Thursday, September 21 from 8 to 10 a.m.
"We are providing a unique venue for leaders from government, industry and academia to
share ideas and interact," said Stone, a co-chair of the event. "The invited speakers will provide
their perspectives on the future of space, setting the stage for continuing discussion throughout
Conference participants will address new opportunities in space, new missions and new
challenges the millennium brings that will be dependent on business decisions and technology
readiness. The three-day event will bring together an impressive list of experts that includes
scientists and engineers from various civilian, military and private organizations. There will be
four panel discussions with technical paper presentations: "Space on the National Agenda," "The
Business of Space," "Military Space Missions" and "New Horizons in Civil Space."
JPL will also have an exhibit featuring many educational outreach programs geared
toward students in grades K-12 to help engage conference attendees in educational programs
within their communities.
For conference details or to register online, please visit the conference Web site at
http://aiaaspace2000.cal.boeing.com or contact the AIAA at (800) 639-2422.
The Boeing Company is the general sponsor for the Space 2000 Conference and
Exhibition. The AIAA, which will serve as the host and organizer, is the largest
professional/technical society, leading content provider, and principal voice on behalf of
aerospace professionals on all aspects of aviation, space and defense. Managed for NASA by the
California Institute of Technology, JPL is the lead U.S. center for robotic exploration of the