program included two separate sessions for different
audiences. The morning session was designed for
middle and high school students. Featured topics
included a discussion of careers in space as well
as a firsthand account of life in microgravity
from Dr. Bernard Harris, a former Shuttle mission
specialist and astronaut. To experience the event
in to the archived Webcast from Session One.
afternoon session was directed to the general
public, and it included a live global town meeting
with audiences in New Jersey, Hawaii, and Australia.
Participants in the afternoon session heard from
experts such as Gerard Faeth, professor, University
of Michigan, on combustion; Nicholas Bigelow,
professor, University of Rochester, on micro-measurement
(as in the atomic clock); and Chiaki Mukai, astronaut
and cardiovascular surgeon, on living and working
in space. Jack Popejoy, morning news anchor for
the Los Angeles-based radio station KFWB News
98, served as moderator for the session. To learn
about microgravity research from the experts,
in to the archived Webcast from Session Two.