15 October 1998
(Washington, DC) -- October 15 -- The National Space Society (NSS) announces John Glenn as the featured guest on its educational website, "Ask An Astronaut" <http://www.askanastronaut.com>. Beginning today, the general public can send questions to John Glenn, to be answered when he returns from his space shuttle flight.
In addition to sending questions to John Glenn, visitors to the "Ask An Astronaut" website can access biographical and multimedia files related to his flights and career as a United States Senator. A directory of related websites, as well as archives from previous featured astronauts (including Glenn's answers to questions received during his first appearance on the site in November 1996) are also available.
Commenting on his participation, John Glenn said, "I have always believed that education is very important, especially in the areas of math and science. What better way is there to learn than by asking questions?"
Aside from his roles as an astronaut and senator, John Glenn is a member of the National Space Society's Board of Governors.
"We are delighted to be able to feature the Senator on our website," said NSS Executive Director, Pat Dasch. "His evident enthusiasm for spaceflight and his confidence in the space program are an inspiration to us all."
Live events will also be accessible through the "Ask An Astronaut" website. Featured is a STS-95 launch webcast hosted by the NSS, Space Adventures, Ltd., InterVU, Inc., and Microsoft Corporation. In conjunction with the webcast, live online chats will be presented on Yahoo! Chat in partnership with TIME.com, and on America Online in partnership with Space Exploration Online.
The National Space Society, which celebrates 25 years in 1999,
is an independent, nonprofit space advocacy organization
headquartered in Washington, DC. Its 20,000 members and 75 chapters
around the world actively promote a spacefaring civilization.
Information on NSS and space exploration is available at