5th Annual


APRIL 23, 1999

at Black Hills State University


Organized by: South Dakota Space Grant Consortium

Sponsored by: Black Hills FiberCom


Theme: "NASA and the Environment: Where Earth and Space Meet."

           Keynote Speaker: Roger Zwieg, NASA Senior Research Pilot, Johnson Space Center

A South Dakota native, Mr. Zwieg was born in Watertown and began his schooling in a one room country school near Clark, SD. He graduated from high school in Watertown and earned a B.S. from South Dakota State. From there, he went on to the Air Force and NASA. He has been associated with the Space Shuttle Program since its inception and has instructed all pilots who have flown the Space Shuttle.  Mr. Zweig will speak at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Featuring: Apollo space suit - "Food for Space" - Simulated moon rocks - Starlab

Space Day provides hands-on interactive demonstrations to create excitement and interest in math, science, technology and the environment, and creates an awareness of industry and educational resources available in South Dakota. Educational programs and exhibits will cover various topics that correlate NASA space programs to life on earth. Based on previous attendance at Space Day events, over 2000 students of all K-12 grade levels are expected to participate in Space Day ’99.

Space Day is an outreach education project of the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, which is supported in part by a grant from NASA. Black Hills State University, an SDSGC educational affiliate, hosts this year’s event. SDSGC members are South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University, Augustana College and EROS Data Center. Industrial affiliates are Horizons Inc., Raven Industries and Raytheon STX. Additional educational affiliates are Cheyenne River Community College, Lower Brule Community College, Oglala Lakota College, Sinte Gleska University, Sisseton Wahpeton Community College, Sitting Bull College, Science Linkages in the Community (SLIC), Scientific Knowledge for Indian Learning & Leadership (SKILL), South Dakota Discovery Center & Aquarium, and the Teaching SMART program of Girls Inc.

For additional information, contact Linda Allen, South Dakota Space Day Chair, or Annmarie Merager, SDSGC Outreach Coordinator, by phone at (605) 394-1975, or by e-mail at amerager@silver.sdsmt.edu.