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May 1, 2001
Contact: Tom Durkin, Deputy Director, S. D. Space Grant Consortium, 394- 1975
Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394- 6082
Space Days Photo and Interview Opportunities
South Dakota/ NASA Space Days, scheduled for May 4 through May 6 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, offers many photo, video, and interview opportunities.
A few possibilities:
Friday, May 4 ( 8 a. m. to 5 p. m.)
South Dakota astronaut Col. Sam Gemar will speak at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. Gemar will be available for one- on- one interviews after the presentations. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions on shuttles Atlantis, Discovery, and Columbia. Gemar has logged 600 hours in space.
School groups are scheduled throughout the day to tour the International Space Station exhibit and experience life inside a space station.
Students will attend StarLab Planetarium shows that start throughout the day.
Saturday, May 5 ( 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.)
Free teacher training workshops. The free seminars will train teachers to use space- related topics in their classrooms.
Mars Exploration, 10 a. m. to noon, Room 205
Small Bodies of the Solar System, 1: 30 p. m. to 4: 30 p. m., Room 205
What’s New at the NASA Resource Center, 10 a. m. to 11 a. m., Room 206
Lakota Perspectives on the Environment from Mother Earth to the Heavens: What is in the Heavens is on Mother Earth, and What's on Mother Earth is in the Heavens, 11 a. m. to 1 p. m., Rooms 201 and 202. This workshop will also include a presentation on Lakota constellations in the StarLab Planetarium.
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South Dakota astronaut Col. Sam Gemar will speak at 10 a. m.
Throughout the day, visitors will experience the International Space Station exhibit, the StarLab Planetarium, and other exhibits.
Sunday, May 6 ( 9 a. m. to noon)
Throughout the day, visitors will experience the International Space Station exhibit.
Call 394- 1975 for information or see the Space Days website at www. sdsmt. edu/ space.
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