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During the third annual Cyber Space Day Webcast on May 4, 2000, millions of children across the country and around the world will use interactive technology to hear first hand about Living and Working in Space. The three-hour Cyber Space Day Webcast will allow children to personally interact with our nation's space pioneers to learn about the history, challenges, and future of space exploration. http://www.spaceday.com
The Webcast will introduce children to everything from intergalactic teeth brushing, breakfast in zero gravity, and visions of space travel in the 21st century. Cyber Space Day will be broadcast live from 12:00 noon-3 p.m. EST from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on Space Day.
Engaging and informative, Cyber Space Day will feature adults and children who are caught up in the excitement of space exploration including teams of students from across the country who will present their innovative solutions to the Space Day Design Challenges. During the program, Space Day Partners will also unveil several exciting new educational initiatives and national space-related contests.
Hosted by Miles O'Brien of CNN and Carole Simpson of ABC, the Webcast will feature astronaut and former Senator John Glenn, and Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, among other space explorers. Students will be able to pose questions live to the Webcast guests, take Space Day quizzes and participate in the first ever Space Day survey. To maximize participation, students can also participate in Cyber Space Day chat room during the Webcast.
Cyber Space Day will be broadcast on the World Wide Web from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. EST and can be accessed via the official Space Day Website, www.spaceday.com. Each hour will be devoted to the following: Hour One: A Day in Space The first hour will begin with Senator John Glenn and Dan Goldin, NASA Administrator. Other guests will include Dr. Kathryn Clark, Chief Scientists for the International Space Station (ISS); Daniel LaBry, Senior Vice President of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education;' and NASA astronauts who are training to live and work aboard the ISS. Viewers will learn how a crew lives aboard a space ship. Students will be shown how to eat, drink and bathe in space, and some of the techniques that astronauts use in space for such simple activities as brushing their teeth.In Hour One, the first student Design Challenge team will demonstrate their solution to the water purification challenge.
Hour Two: Challenges in Space Hour Two will focus on the many challenges of working in space, including the problem of communication. Guests will include General John Dailey, Director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum; Dr. Sally Ride, first American woman to fly in space and President of SPACE.com; Dr. Valerie Neal, Curator of post-Apollo human space flight at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum; Phil West, NASA's Project Manager of Extravehicular Activity Tools for the International Space Station; and several NASA mission specialists. Student guests will include several young people from Georgia whose butterfly experiment flew on the Space Shuttle STS 93 in 1999. A student Design Challenge team that successfully solved the communication Design Challenge will demonstrate their solution and take questions from the audience.
Hour Three: Where Do We Go From Here? The final hour will explore what the next generation may learn from space exploration in the 21st century. Guests will include NASA futurist John Connolly; Dr. John Charles, the man responsible for the health and welfare of NASA astronauts in ther long-duration space flights; Dr. Bernard Harris, former astronaut and Vice President for Science at SPACEHAB Inc.; and Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon and Executive Editor at SPACE.com. A student Design Challenge team that produced an innovative solution to keeping fit in space will be interviewed. Special guests will include the recipient of the newly established Freida J. Riley Award in honor of the teacher who inspired "The Rocket Boys." Their story was told in the movie, "October Sky."
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