NASA Administrator, Alabama lawmakers to celebrate Space Launch Initiative funding
What: NASA officials, Alabama lawmakers and Marshall Center employees will celebrate the recent congressional vote providing $290 million in 2001 for the Space Launch Initiative. Projected to be funded at $4.5 billion over five years, the Initiative is NASA's effort to dramatically lower the cost and increase the safety and reliability of space transportation. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the agency's Lead Center for Space Transportation Systems Development, manages the program.
Who: Invited speakers include:
- Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby
- Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions
- U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer of Alabama's 5th Congressional District
- NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin
- Marshall Center Director Art Stephenson
Where: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, 9-10 a.m. CST
When: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Building 4200, Morris Auditorium
To attend: News media planning to cover the event should contact Jerry Berg at (256) 544-0034. Speakers will hold a brief media availability afterward.