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The Tech Celebrates Contributions of Hispanic Innovators

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2002
Hispanic Heritage Month festivities include exhibit, Astronaut visits and IMAX films The Tech Museum of Innovation honors the Latino community for its contributions in science, technology and space exploration in a month long celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, October 4 to 27, 2002. Celebration activities include: - Dia de la Raza on October 12, 2002 - Visits from NASA astronauts Carlos I. Noriega and Sidney M. Gutierrez. - NASA exhibits highlighting Latino contributions in the field of space exploration - IMAX films Mexico and Space Station in Spanish - Tech staff will be inspiring over 400 Latino students in surrounding school districts as part of our after school outreach program. On Dia de la Raza on October 12, enjoy a full day of entertainment with the All-Star youth mariachis from Mexican Heritage Corporation and dancers from Brenda Lopez Folkloric Group. Active astronaut Carlos I. Noriega will speak to museum guests. On Tuesday, October 8 former NASA astronaut Sidney Gutierrez will be speaking to our after-school program participants from 3 to 5 PM in New Venture Hall. Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Mexico and Space Station will be showing in Spanish and English in The Tech's Hackworth IMAX Dome Theaters. Mexico offers a rich and insightful journey into the magnificence and power of Mexico. Space Station is the story of the greatest engineering feat since landing a man on the moon- the construction of the International Space Station. Mexico- Fridays:(English) 7PM, Saturdays:(English) 5:15PM, Sundays:(Spanish) 5:15PM. Space Station- Sunday (Spanish) 4:00PM For event information (in Spanish) call (408) 795-6223. Hispanic Heritage Month at The Tech is sponsored by Service Performance, KDTV Channel 14, KSOL 105.7 FM, the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Mexican Heritage Plaza and NASA. The Tech Museum of Innovation is a non-profit educational institution that engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone. It is located at 201 S. Market St. San Jose, CA. 95113-2008. For more information, call (408) 794-TECH or visit www.thetech.org.