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Published:April 15th, 2008 12:09 EST
NASA welcomes Stephen Hawking to Lecture Series

NASA welcomes Stephen Hawking to Lecture Series

By SOP newswire

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Monday, April 21, Professor Stephen Hawking of the University of Cambridge will be the featured speaker at a lecture
that is part of a series honoring NASA's 50th anniversary.* The title
of Hawking's lecture is "Why we should go into space." The event will
be held at the George Washington University's Morton Auditorium at 3
p.m. EDT. Admission is by invitation only, but reporters are welcome
to attend.

NASA television will broadcast the event live on the Web at:

News media representatives should R.S.V.P. by calling 703-556-4861 or

NASA was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act and began
operations on Oct. 1, 1958. The 50th anniversary NASA lecture series
features prominent speakers to discuss the benefits that space
exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research provide in
addressing global issues such as the economy, education, health,
science and the environment. Lockheed Martin Corporation of Bethesda, Md., is co-sponsoring the two-year lecture series. Hawking's lecture also is being co-sponsored by the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University's Elliott School.

For more information about the NASA 50th Anniversary Lecture Series,

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

[*The lectures are by invitation only, but available to view LIVE on ed.]