Press Release

NASA Invites Media to Soffen Memorial Panel Session June 12

By SpaceRef Editor
June 10, 2012
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Reporters are invited to attend a panel session for the International Space University’s Space Studies Program 2012 participants at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8 p.m. on June 12.

The Soffen Memorial Panel session will provide the opportunity for SSP participants to engage with today’s leaders in the planetary science field. The panel session is in honor of Gerald Soffen, NASA scientist and leader of NASA’s Viking Mars mission. Reporters planning to attend need to meet Tracy Young in the lobby of the Operations Support Building II at 7:30 p.m. The OSB II is the five-story building adjacent to the Press Site.

The session will be moderated by George Tahu, NASA program executive, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters.

Panelists include:

–Pete Worden, director, NASA Ames Research Center
–Claudia Alexander, project scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
–Scott Hubbard, professor, Stanford University
–Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society

Reporters without permanent Kennedy credentials need to apply for accreditation online at:

U.S. reporters must apply by noon, Tuesday, June 12. Accreditation for international journalists is closed.

Credentials need to be picked up by 2:45 p.m. on June 12. The Kennedy Badging Office closes promptly at 3 p.m.

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For more information about NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.