Wake Shield Facility Flight

Jeffrey C. Hunt (jhunt@eagle1.eaglenet.com)
Thu, 27 Jul 1995 12:44:43 -0400 (EDT)

URL http://www.svec.uh.edu/ was recently announced on the
Internic's Net-Site-Digest.  I hope this is of interest to
some of you.  Hope the mission comes off Aug 5 as planned.
Regards, Jeff Hunt <jhunt@eagle1.eaglenet.com>
Houston, TX, July 19, 1995 - Internauts can now share the
excitement of a commercial space mission by accessing the
World-Wide Web information center for the University of
Houston's Wake Shield Facility (WSF), a free-flying research
and development facility that will be carried into orbit by
the Space Shuttle this coming August.
   The Wake Shield Facility was designed, built and managed
by the Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center, a NASA Center for the
Commercial Development of Space, based at the University of
Houston, with its principle industry partner, Space
Industries, Inc., (SII) of League City, TX.
   Located on the Internet World Wide Web at URL
"http://www.svec.uh.edu/", the WSF information center will
also provide real-time updates of mission results and
photographs during the actual space mission, and visitors
will have the opportunity to submit electronic mail
questions to be answered by the WSF scientists, designers,
and ground controllers, as well as the Shuttle crew. Web
site visitors are also encouraged to register for a drawing
to receive mission pins and a mission patch that will fly
into space during the space mission.