Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications
And the National Institute of Aging
Present a Symposium on the
STS-95 Research Results

January 27-28, 2000
NASA Headquarters and National Institutes of Health
Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland

You are invited to attend a symposium sponsored by both the Office of Life and Microgravity
Sciences and Applications (OLMSA) of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and
the National Institute of Aging (NIA) on the results of the STS 95 Shuttle flight. This mission’s
unique research consisted of over 80 experiments from universities and private industry interested
in engineering, space sciences and life and biological sciences. The OLMSA and NIA sponsored 46
investigations which encompassed both inflight and ground based, pre- and postflight experiments
in the field of microgravity, life and biological sciences.

The goal of this symposium is to present the research results to the scientific community and to the
general public. There was a great deal of interest in the flight especially in the area of “healthy
aging”, in large part due to the presence of Senator Glenn, a role model to America’s older population.
This symposium will discuss the results of American and International experiments aboard the mission
that are sponsored by or done in collaboration with OLMSA. To the extent possible within the laws
governing disclosure of such research, health and physiology results on the crew will be presented.

The symposium will begin on the morning of January 27 at 9:45 AM in the NASA auditorium. There will
be a press conference at NASA Headquarters at 1:30 PM with Senator John Glenn and the crew and some
investigators. The symposium will continue until about 4:00pm. The crew will present an overview of
the mission and show a movie of this exiting mission at 7:30 PM at the Natcher conference center at
NIH, building 45, Bethesda Md . A map to the Natcher Center can be found circled at the website below:

You are also invited to attend the second day of the symposium, January 28th, which will be
devoted to individual investigation results primarily in the area sponsored by the Life
Sciences Division of NASA in collaboration with the NIA. The sessions
will be held in Masur Auditorium of the NIH Clinical Center, Building 10.
The draft agenda of the symposium is posted on the web at:

The crew of that mission was:

  • Curtis L. Brown , Commander
  • Steven W. Lindsey , Pilot
  • Scott E. Parazynksi , Mission Specialist
  • Steven K. Robinson , Mission Specialist
  • Pedro Duque , (ESA) Mission Specialist
  • Chiaki Mukai , (NASDA) Payload Specialist
  • John H. Glenn, Payload Specialist

Pre-mission highlights can be found on the web: