Subj: Fwd: AMES TO HOST 2-DAY MARS TERRAFORMING
Date: 10/5/2000 1:09:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time
I think these guy's are serious!!
---------------------- Forwarded by Scott Wright/SEE/Sanyo on 10/05/2000 01:04
cc: (bcc: Scott Wright/SEE/Sanyo)
Subject: Fwd: AMES TO HOST 2-DAY MARS TERRAFORMING CONFERENCE
For you folks that might be in the San Francisco Bay area and not on
the ames-releases I pass this to you.
For others further away and not on the list, I pass to you to let you
see where things are going. I will see if I can go over to the
lectures. (in the next building over) If you have an interest or
opinion or something you would like me to look for, let me know.
I suppose the disclaimer would be that I am not a scientist and have
no say in what is presented. I do have ears and eyes though.
Chris McKay has been digging under rocks all over this planet and is
very interested in what we might find on Mars and how we might make
it possible for humans to exist there.
If this interests you as we look at the Moon, Mars and Beyond - stay tuned.
For others, my apologies for two emails in the same day. :>
for Lunar Prospector
>Resent-Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 17:41:59 -0700 (PDT)
>Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 17:23:51 -0700
>Subject: AMES TO HOST 2-DAY MARS TERRAFORMING CONFERENCE
> Oct. 4, 2000
>NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
>Phone: 650/604-1731, 650/604-9000
>NOTE TO EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS: News media are invited to attend
>a 2-day Mars terraforming conference at NASA Ames Research Center,
>Moffett Field, CA, Oct. 10 and 11. The conference will be held
>daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT. Scientific lectures and
>research papers will be presented in the second-floor auditorium in
>Bldg. N-245. To get to Ames, take the Moffett Field exit off
>Highway 101. At the Moffett Federal Airfield main gate, proceed to
>the Visitor Badging Office to obtain entry badges and maps to the
>conference. Bring press credentials and photo ID to gain
>admittance. Foreign media representatives must be escorted. Members
>of the media may attend the entire conference.
>AMES TO HOST 2-DAY MARS TERRAFORMING CONFERENCE
>A renowned cadre of researchers from diverse scientific disciplines
>will present the latest findings in terraforming Mars at a 2-day
>conference at NASA's Ames Research Center. The conference, "The
>Physics and Biology of Making Mars Habitable," will focus on
>restoring Mars' environment so it can support life, including
>possibly human life.
>A Mars terraforming press briefing will be held on Wednesday, Oct.
>11 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Bldg. 245, Room 215.
>Conference organizer and Mars researcher Dr. Chris McKay will be
>available to answer questions. Margarita Marinova, Julian Hiscox
>and Penny Boston also will be available at the briefing.
>"Expanding life beyond the Earth is one of the most interesting new
>areas of Astrobiology" said McKay. "Re-creating a biosphere on Mars
>is the first step in that expansion."
>Conference topics will include: near-term missions to Mars,
>engineering approaches to warming Mars, survival of life under
>Mars-like conditions, terraforming models and the problem of
>creating oxygen levels in a thick carbon-dioxide atmosphere.
>More information, a conference agenda and a list of speakers are
>available at: http://web.mit.edu/mmm/www/terraforming.html
>Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evoution, distribution and
>destiny of life in the universe. Located in California's Silicon
>Valley, Ames is NASA's Center of Excellence for Astrobiology, and
>manages the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
>Media members may pre-register by sending an email to
>firstname.lastname@example.org. Media should include: crew name(s),
>affiliation, nationality and passport number (if non-U.S.) citizens.
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>Ames Research Center
>Development and Communication Office
>Phone: 650-604-3039/Fax 650-604-3953
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