Volume: 01, Issue: 14 10/08/2003 
Mr. Crabb and a colleague examining one of their growth chambers.
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A plant growth chamber designed for space flight.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
NASA Technology Reduces Some Smokestack Emissions
Asteroid Barely Misses the Earth
Astronomers Find Evidence of Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan
Saturn-Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory

Online Chat about Plants in Space and Space Hardware

To commemorate World Space Week, Space Explorers will be sponsoring a Live Online Chat with Thomas Crabb, co-founder of Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC). Mr. Crabb will be discussing the plant experiments ORBITEC has flown on the International Space Station and other space hardware on Tuesday October 14th, 2003, between 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Central.

Mr. Crabb has led ORBITEC's technical developments, including spaceflight hardware and commercial product development. The technologies have included spaceflight hardware for science experimentation on Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, environmental chambers and control systems, sensors and instrumentation, human interfaces for robotics and virtual reality, human factors evaluation, and instrumented rehabilitation devices. He is responsible for ORBITEC's first patents, first commercial product, and first spaceflight hardware programs.

For more information about this chat, visit:

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To enter the Chat on Tuesday, October 14th, 2003, between 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Central, go to:

If your class will not be able to join in at this time, you can send your questions at least one day prior to the event to pao@space-explorers.com.

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