Footage from the upcoming Apollo 13 movie starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton will also be shown during the evening event. In addition, Apollo 15 Astronaut David Scott, technical advisor on the movie, will discuss techniques used to simulate space flight. Both Scott and Haise will talk about the film's realities.
In addition to the banquet, other highlights of the 32nd Space Congress will include four major panel sessions with participation from leading space experts discussing the following important topics:
"By gauging the excellent responses we've received so far from program participants and the number of worldwide inquires about registration information, we believe this year's Space Congress may be one of the best ever, " said General Chairman Skip Olson. "It's going to be great."
Excitement is also building about the free public events planned for the 32nd Space Congress. In keeping with tradition, there will be a student science fair and the ever-popular "Meet the Astronauts" night chaired by KSC Director Jay Honeycutt. Also open to the public will be the exhibit halls, featuring extensive displays from major aerospace companies showcasing theeir latest developments.
Said Exhibits Chairman John Grumm, "We're expecting a complete sell out of exhibit floor space this year. Nearly all of the top NASA and DoD contractors are expected to be here. It should be an impressive show for everyone."
Space Congress activities begin the morning of Tuesday, April 25 with a keynote address from General Thomas Moorman, USAF Vice Chief of Staff. Events conclude the evening of Friday, April 28 with the Pioneer's Banquet at Patrick AFB Officer's Club.
Sponsored by the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies (CCTS), Space Congress is considered the oldest and most respected forum of its kind in the world. Launched in 1964, Space Congress is intended to facilitate the exchange of space science and engineering information among the government, industry and educational communities. For additional details contact 32nd Space Congress Publicity Chariman Bob Tucker at (407) 799-6847.
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