NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Mission Scheduled for Launch on October 19, 2008

NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Mission is scheduled to launch October 19, 2008.  NASA will be webcasting this event live on launch day.  In addition, Adler Planetarium and the IBEX mission will be hosting a webcast for Museum audiences that will be longer, include additional educational interpretation, activities, interviews, Q & A and more.  The Adler webcast will be from 11am-4pm EDT and the main launch event will occur at 1:48pm EDT. There will be two different bandwidth speeds for you to choose from. In addition, you may choose to participate in a live chat/ Twitter commentary during the webcasts. We will also setup an optional pre-webcast support phone call to discuss technical details of connecting your location to the webcast.

While anyone is welcome to join the webcast, we appreciate an RSVP for planning and to keep you up to date with details such as time or date changes, educational materials and time/date of the support phone call.

Please RSVP to , include a contact name, email address and shipping address if you would like available handouts to be shipped to your location (please include an estimate of the audience you expect to have so we know how many to send).

Links to the webcasts will be available here:

For information about the IBEX mission visit:  or

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