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Published:April 2nd, 2008 16:02 EST
Media Briefing before NASA National Space Symposium

Media Briefing before NASA National Space Symposium

By SOP newswire

Washington, DC-- Top NASA executives are speaking at the Space Foundation's National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, April 7-10.

Rick Gilbrech, NASA's associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, will host a media roundtable following a panel presentation. The media opportunity is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. MDT in the media center at the Broadmoor Hotel and Convention Center. Doug Cooke, deputy associate administrator for Exploration Systems, also will participate.

Gilbrech's presentation is part of the panel "Mind the Gap: Shuttle Retirement and Other Challenges on the Road to the Moon and Mars" on Tuesday, April 8, at 10:45 a.m. Fellow panelists are NASA's Associate Administrator Chris Scolese, Director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center William W. Parsons, Jr., and former NASA astronaut Eileen M. Collins.

To attend the briefing, reporters must register with the Space Foundation for credentials to the symposium. Registration is free and is available online at:

A call-in line will be available for reporters. Journalists planning to participate in the media roundtable in Colorado or via phone should R.S.V.P. to Stephanie Schierholz at 202-358-4997 or no later than Monday, April 7.

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