What: Scientists will gather in Huntsville, Ala., next month to discuss
hot topics in their field — from materials for advanced spaceships to
biomaterials used in medicine. Some will conduct future experiments on the
International Space Station, where NASA’s first materials science
experiments will get under way this summer.

News media are invited to learn about existing and future research by attending NASA’s Microgravity Materials
Science Conference, sponsored by the Office of Biological and Physical
Research and hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville and
NASA’s Materials Science Discipline Working Group.

Who: Experts from across the nation — the lead scientists for NASA
experiments — will be available for media interviews. Materials science
issues, such as radiation shielding and novel materials for advanced
spacecraft, will be discussed during presentations.

When: Monday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration at the Huntsville Hilton, 401 Williams Ave.

Tuesday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Presentations

Wednesday, June 26, 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Presentations

Where: Von Braun Center, North Hall, Huntsville, Ala.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact
Steve Roy of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 no
later than June 24. To find out more about the conference, including
registration, visit: http://msad.msfc.nasa.gov/Matsc2002

Conference Information and Registration

Microgravity Research

Office of Biological and Physical Research