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Elvia H.

Thompson
Headquarters, Washington May 16, 2002
(Phone: 202/358-1696)

Kent Laborde
NOAA Public Affairs, Washington
(Phone: 202/213-9144)

Mark Ward
Link Symposium Coordinator, Cocoa Beach, Fla.
(Phone: 407/254-0840)

NOTE TO EDITORS: 02-N37a

LINK SYMPOSIUIM 2002 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS AND COVERAGE
GUIDELINES

Media attendance of any LINK 2002 activity requires advance
accreditation and registration. To register or request an interview
slot contact Mark Ward, 407-254-0840, markeward@aol.com.

See accompanying Note to Editors at

ftp://ftp.hq.NASA.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2002/02-n037.txt

Monday, May 20

-- 9:30 a.m. - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Universe Theatre:
Opening session with speeches by Roy Bridges, Director of NASA Kennedy
Space Center; Scott B. Gudes, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for
Oceans and Atmosphere; Link Foundation spokesperson, Marilyn Link; and
oceanographer, Sylvia Earle.
-- 12:30 p.m. - KSCVC Debus Conference Facility: Keynote luncheon
speaker Don Walsh, pilot of Trieste bathyscaphe during world's deepest
recorded ocean dive, January 1959.
-- 7 p.m. - DCF: Keynote dinner speaker, Russell Turner, President of
United Space Alliance.
-- 7:30 p.m. - Live video link with NASA astronauts inside NOAA's
Aquarius Undersea Lab.
-- 8 p.m. - KSCVC IMAX Theatre: Screening of 3D IMAX film "Space
Station" with comments by astronaut Mike Gernhardt.
-- 9 p.m. - KSCVC IMAX Theatre: Preview of the IMAX film "Voyage into
the Abyss" with comments by producer, Stephen Low.
Tuesday, May 21

-- 12:30 p.m. - KSCVC, DCF: Keynote luncheon speaker, astronaut Mike
Gernhardt.
-- 7 p.m.- KSCVC, Saturn V Rocket Center: Keynote dinner speaker, Scott
Carpenter, Mercury astronaut / Sealab aquanaut.

Wednesday, May 22

-- 12:30 p.m. - KSCVC, DCF: Keynote luncheon speaker, John Delaney,
University of Washington.
-- 1:30 p.m. - KSCVC, DCF: Closing Session with speeches b: Eric
Lindstrom, NASA Oceanography Program; Capt. Craig McLean, NOAA Office
of Ocean Exploration; and Andy Clark, Marine Technology Society.
-- 3 p.m. - Interview opportunities with LINK 2002 participants, by
prior arrangement only.

The Plenary and Keynote sessions of the Symposium will be webcast.

The Link Symposium 2002
Web Cast Schedule
May 20-22, 2002

DAY 1, Monday, May 20, 2002
1100-1200 -
PLENARY AND TECHNICAL SESSION, Debus Conference Facility
… (Details TBD)

1200-1300 -
LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Debus Conference Facility
… Don Walsh, Pilot, Trieste Bathyscaphe

1830-1945 -
DINNER WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Debus Conference Facility
… Russell Turner, President, United Space Alliance. Mr.
Turner's presentation will conclude with a 15-minute video
link with NASA astronauts training in the Aquarius Undersea Lab.

DAY 2, Tuesday, May 21, 2002
1200-1300 -
LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Debus Conference Facility
… Astronaut Mike Gernhardt
DAY 3, Wednesday, May 22, 2002
1000-1230 -
REPORTS FROM TECHNICAL SESSIONS, Debus Conference Facility

1230-1330 -
LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Debus Conference Facility
… John Delaney

1330-1430 -
CLOSING SESSION, Debus Conference Facility
… Summary of preliminary findings by steering committee chairs
(TBD);
… Closing words from: Craig McLean, Eric Lindstrom and Andy Clark

For general information on the symposium visit the Link Project web
site at

http://www.thelinkproject.org

For information about the MATE ROV competition visit

http://www.marinetech.org/

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