What: Online Live Dialogue on Earth Threats and the Future of Space Exploration
Who: Steve Nesbitt, Associate Director of External Relations, NASA Johnson Space Center
When: Wednesday, March 21st 2007 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm GMT (3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Cairo time)
From tackling the possible dangers of Near Earth Objects to plotting future plans for space travel to the Moon, Mars, and beyond, a lot is going on at NASA during the years to come. Join us with your questions at the Health & Science page of the web portal IslamOnline.net on March 21st from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm GMT (3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Cairo time) for a Live Dialogue session with Mr. Steve Nesbitt to discuss what NASA has in store and what the future might hold for humanity in space technology and exploration. You can send your questions in advance to ScienceTech@iolteam.com.
Steve Nesbitt is Associate Director of External Relations at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. External Relations includes media and public relations, education and other outreach functions. He has worked in various roles at NASA since joining the Agency in 1978, including chief of the Public Services Branch and the Mission and Media Support Branch. His responsibilities have included managing media relations activities, production of NASA television, community and government relations, exhibits, internal communication and multimedia production. Steve was a Public Affairs Mission Commentator from 1981 through the early 90s, sitting in Mission Control in Houston during space flights and describing space flight activities to a public and media audience. He was commentator during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 when seven astronauts lost their lives when the vehicle disintegrated after liftoff. Prior to coming to NASA, he was a newspaper reporter for the San Angelo Standard-Times and a public relations writer for Angelo State University in west Texas.