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Bill Nye to Discuss LightSail Spacecraft at Media Meet & Greet

MEDIA ADVISORY
05/15/2015

CONTACT:
Erin Greeson
Email: erin.greeson@planetary.org
Phone: +1-626-793-5100

WHEN: MAY 19, 4-5:00pm EST

WHAT: Bill Nye (The Science Guy), Planetary Society CEO, and other spokespeople to meet and greet media, offering one-on-one standup interviews about the LightSail™ Spacecraft. Interviews will occur in an orderly sequence based on arrival time. Journalists and crews will be directed into the line on site within the Center.

WHERE: Air Force Space & Missile History Center, 100 Spaceport Way, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Directions: http://afspacemuseum.org/historycenter/

R.S.V.P.: Credentialed media may attend. Please contact Erin Greeson, erin.greeson@planetary.org, to r.s.v.p. Please provide names of any accompanying camera crew members.

RESOURCES: Visit the LightSail press room for complete reporting resources for usage, including: videos, photography and biographies, press statements and fact sheets: http://www.planetary.org/press-room/lightsail/

MAY 20 ULA Atlas V Launch (LightSail among secondary payload): Launch viewing information will be disseminated by the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs office on Monday, May 18. Questions about May 20 launch coverage possibilities should be directed to Christopher Calikins, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Office, christopher.calkins.1@us.af.mil, 321-494-7732.

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The Planetary Society has inspired millions of people to explore other worlds and seek other life. With the mission to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration, its international membership makes the non-governmental Planetary Society the largest space interest group in the world. Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman founded The Planetary Society in 1980. Bill Nye, a longtime member of The Planetary Society's Board, serves as CEO.