MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., — News media are invited to attend the announcement of a major new partnership at NASA Research Park on Friday, March 13, 2009 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

WHAT: The University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District will announce a dynamic new partnership with NASA Ames Research Center to establish a sustainable community for education and research at the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field.

WHEN: From noon to 1:30 p.m. PDT Friday, March 13, 2009. Media credentials will be issued starting at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., NASA Ames Conference Center (Building 3).

WHO: Participants include S. Pete Worden, NASA Ames Director; George Blumenthal, UCSC Chancellor; Anna Eshoo, U.S. Congress Representative, 14th District; Mike Honda, U.S. Congress Representative, 15th District; Martha Kanter, Chancellor, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District and Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

Details: RSVP by March 12 to Tim Stephens ( Speakers will be available to answer questions from the media after the program. Buffet lunch will be served. News media must present photo identification and valid press credentials to gain entry. To reach NASA Ames, take Moffett Field exit off U.S. 101 and head east on Moffett Boulevard to the main gate. Directions to the Conference Center are available at the gate.

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