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For Immediate Release
Office of Media Services
NOTE TO EDITORS: 97-005
A full-scale mockup of one of the International Space Station's science labs and living quarters will be featured at the Graphics of the Americas '97 exhibition at the Miami Beach Convention Center Jan. 17-19.
Although the exhibition is not open to the general public, media covering the event can tour the exhibit and conduct interviews. Bilingual NASA representatives, traveling with the exhibit, will be available for interviews on-site. NASA managers will be available for interviews via satellite with television stations to talk about how Space Station research could one day improve the quality of life for people in the Miami area and elsewhere on Earth.
The International Space Station is considered to be the largest scientific cooperative program in history, drawing on the resources and scientific expertise of 15 nations: The United States, Canada, Japan, 11 European countries and Russia. Assembly of the station in orbit will begin in 1997 and be completed in 2002.
Media interested in covering the exhibit should page Paul Hale on site at (800) 946-4646 (PIN is 1177856) or Kelly McFalls at (205) 544-3317.
Prepared by Kelly McFalls