Smokey Bear to Celebrate 68th Birthday during Mission Control

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Smokey Bear to Celebrate 68th Birthday during Mission Control

HOUSTON — NASA, a U.S. Forest Service (USFS), a Texas Forest Service and Smokey Bear are teaming adult to applaud Smokey’s 68th birthday Aug. 9 during NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The renouned mascot will debate a core and record a promotional proclamation for NASA Television that will atmosphere after this month.

Smokey Bear is a USFS pitch for wildland glow impediment and represents a Advertising Council Inc.’s longest-running open use proclamation campaign.

On May 14, Smokey went where no bear had left before. NASA wanderer Joe Acaba and a Expedition 31 organisation chose a plush Smokey doll to be a team’s launch mascot, celebrating their outing to a International Space Station. During his debate about 250 miles above Earth, Smokey will spin 68 years old, sparking a celebrations behind on a belligerent Thursday.

NASA’s partnership with a USFS began in 1971 when Stuart Roosa, an Apollo 14 wanderer and former Forest Service smokejumper, orbited a moon with a container of seeds as partial of a corner NASA/USFS project. Those “moon trees” were planted around a nation (many for a nation’s bicentennial in 1976) and around a world. Today, a trees mount as a reverence to Roosa and a Apollo program.

This year, NASA and a USFS sealed a Space Act Agreement that unites a dual agencies in lifting recognition about a significance of glow impediment and glow safety. For some-more about a International Space Station and a NASA-USFS connection, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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