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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-14-2014 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today (Jan. 14) at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT), the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Technology (part of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology) will hold a hearing on "Scientific Research at the Smithsonian: More than a Museum."

Dr. G. Wayne Clough, the out-going Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution will testify.

Joining him on Capitol Hill will be Jennifer Levasseur, specialist in astronaut personal equipment at the National Air and Space Museum, to discuss the research into Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Speedmaster chronograph.

The heading will be webcast live.

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posted 01-14-2014 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be interested to hear what came out of this presentation. Will it be archived anywhere for later viewing?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-14-2014 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As it turned out, whatever was presented about Armstrong's Speedmaster was part of a pre-hearing meet and greet between the Smithsonian's staff and the members of Congress. By the time the hearing (and webcast) began, any talk of anything space related was over.

The hearing mostly focused on the Smithsonian's research programs, how they work with other museums and partners around the nation, and how the institution plans to implement the educational programs proposed by the Administration.

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posted 01-14-2014 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chet   Click Here to Email chet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear the meeting was more of a meet n' greet type of thing; when I first saw the heading (Congressional hearing on space artifacts), my heart dropped; I figured if Congress is going to do for space artifact collecting what they've recently done for (or should I say "to"?) Hugh Dryden and Neil Armstrong (and just about everything else they meddle in), all us space collectors would've been in for a world of hurt.

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