Cyber Space Day: Countdown to the Future

Posted on May 3, 1999

Cyber Space Day, the second annual Webcast devoted to space, science, math and technology, will be broadcast live from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Space Day, May 6, 1999 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and can be accessed via the official Space Day website. Created for children around the world, the four-hour interactive Webcast will highlight some of the outstanding discoveries and pioneering space events of the 20th Century while inspiring young people to realize their dreams in the new Millennium.

Hosted by respected journalists, Cyber Space Day will feature a stellar cast of astronauts, authors, astronomers, educators, entrepreneurs, scientists, filmmakers and policy makers. The initial guest list includes Senator John Glenn, Bill Nye, The Science Guy, Kathryn D. Sullivan, first woman to space walk, Homer Hickam, Jr., whose life story is told in the recently acclaimed film October Sky, Katharine Clark, chief scientist of the International Space Station and Dan Goldin, NASA Administrator.

The Cyber Space Day Webcast will be fully interactive and available to people who can access the Internet through a 28.8 modem or faster connection. Visitors are encouraged to e-mail their questions to the hosts, who in turn will submit as many questions as possible to the special guests. The software needed to see and hear the Webcast can be downloaded in advance for free at The material will also be archived and posted on the Internet for six months following the Webcast.