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Page 3 Several special sessionshave been scheduled to cover

especiallyexcitingor interdisciplinar fields of research. Two

such sessionswill be held Tuesday,March 14, at 1:30 p.m. One,

"IndustrialDevelopmentof Near-EarthSpace," will present l0 speakers

who will discuss topics relatingto future space habitation: the

availabilityof resources in space near the Earth, and the environmental

impact of performingmining operationson the Moon or on captured

asteroids.

The secend session,called "PlanetaryInteriors

What D

We Really Know?" discusses the parts of planets that we can never

observe directly. The session covers such topics as density,gravity

fields,magnetic fields, continentalmotions, chemicalcompositions

and the histories of the moons of different planets.

Chairman for the space industrializatio session is Dr. David

Criswell, staff scientistat the LPI. Chairman for the planetary

interiorssession is Dr. Gary Latham, a geophysicistfrom the University

of Texas Marine Science Institute.

Another special sessionTuesday will discuss the origin of

the solar system. Entitled "In the Beginning...._'The meeting will be

held in the main Johnson Center auditoriumand will be open to the

public. It will feature five science teams presentingtheir differing

views about the earliest events and the subsequentdevelopmentof the

solar system.

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