Press Release

Satellite Feed Advisory: Professor Stephen Hawking Experiences Freedom of Weightlessness Aboard Zero-Gravity Flight

By SpaceRef Editor
April 26, 2007
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Satellite Feed Advisory: Professor Stephen Hawking Experiences Freedom of Weightlessness Aboard Zero-Gravity Flight
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World’s leading expert in gravity to experience zero-gravity for the first time

Who/What: Zero Gravity Corporation, the provider of weightless flight experiences for the general public, hosted renowned British cosmologist and best-selling author, Professor Stephen Hawking, aboard a historic zero-gravity flight.

Susan Harris, a teacher at Hill-Gustat Middle School in Highlands County, FL, participated as a flight coach on Professor Hawking’s zero-gravity flight.

When: Thursday, April 26, 2007

B-Roll Contains:

– Visuals of flight training with Professor Hawking
– Visuals of press conference with remarks by Professor Hawking
– Visuals of flight footage with Professor Stephen Hawking
– Sound bite: Peter Diamandis, CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation
– Sound bite: Susan Harris, Teacher from Hill-Gustat Middle School, Highlands County, FL

Contact: Rosalie Hagel/Lourdes Diaz/Jennifer Herrera
M. Silver Associates Inc.
rosalie@msilver-pr.com; lourdes@msilver-pr.com; jennifer@msilver-pr.com
(954) 765-3636 – Office
(305) 458-4823 – Rosalie Cellular – (Event Day Only)
(954) 591-3219 – Jennifer Cellular – (Event Day Only)
(786) 877-5984 – Lourdes Cellular – (Event Day Only)

SATELLITE TRANSMISSION INFORMATION – TIME: 7:00p.m. to 7:30pm EST

KU OPTION:

AMC 02
Ku-Band Transponder: 01
Downlink Frequency: 11720
Polarity: Vertical
Orbital Slot – 85* West

OR

C BAND OPTION:

Galaxy 26 (Formerly known as IA-6)
C-Band Transponder: 05
Downlink Frequency: 3800
Polarity: Vertical
Orbital Slot – 93* West

Contact for technical questions/support: Vista Communications – (954) 838-0900, Option 0 to reach Jeff.

SpaceRef staff editor.