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PRISM hosts videoconference with space station, Oct. 6

The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) is hosting a brief videoconference Thursday, Oct. 6, with one of its industrial partners, local businessman Greg Olsen, who is on board the International Space Station.

The conference is scheduled for 6:05 to 6:30 p.m. in the Bowen Hall auditorium and is open to members of the University and local communities. Anyone interested in attending should arrive at the auditorium by 5:45 p.m. because last-minute adjustments to the transmission schedule are possible. Visitors are encouraged to check the PRISM Web site for schedule changes.

Olsen is the founder and chairman of Sensors Unlimited Inc., a longtime partner of Princeton's Center for Optoelectronic Materials, which is part of PRISM. Olsen, the third private citizen to go into space, is traveling under contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency and arrived for an eight-day stay at the space station Monday, Oct. 3. He will perform experiments for the European Space Agency.

The videoconference will be simulcast in 6 Friend Center, and a Webcast will be available through the Sensors Unlimited site. For more information, contact Joe Montemarano, the PRISM director for industrial liaison.

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