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Released: October 9, 2003
New NASA Facility Opens at DOE's Brookhaven Lab
WHAT: Dedication of NASA Space Radiation Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory
WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2003
WHERE: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (1.5 miles north of Exit 68 on the Long Island Expressway) Complete maps and directions.
NASA Chief of Staff John Schumacher and DOE Office of Science Director Raymond Orbach will join Brookhaven Lab Director Praveen Chaudhari and invited guests in a ceremony to mark the opening of the new NASA Space Radiation Laboratory at Brookhaven.
The $34-million facility, built in a cooperative effort by NASA and DOE, is one of the few places in the world that can simulate the harsh space radiation environment. Scientists from some 20 institutions in the U.S. and abroad will learn about the possible risks to human beings exposed to space radiation.
Reporters are welcome to attend the morning events, which will include remarks and a facility tour. Interviews can be arranged. For more information and directions to the event location, contact Mona S. Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org , or Peter Genzer, email@example.com .
Note: Also attending the event on October 14 is astronaut and newly appointed NASA Chief Scientist John Grunsfeld (left), who will be giving a public lecture at 4 p.m. on space research and the Hubble Telescope. Grunsfeld will also be available for interviews.
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