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October 05, 2009


Press Release

President Obama to Honor Recipients of the 2008 National Medal of Science & National Medal of Technology and Innovation

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama will honor the 2008 recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in an awards ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, October 7, 2009. The ceremony will be carried live by satellite feed and webcast on the White House website at:

President Obama will present the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to the 2008 laureates.

  • When: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. EST (Pre-set 12:30 - Final Gather 1pm - North Doors of the Palm Room)
  • Where: The White House, East Room, Washington, D.C.

*** Media Coverage: Media wishing to cover this event must contact by 5:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, October 6. Press that do not have a White House hard pass must also submit their full name, date of birth and Social Security number with their RSVP. The event is open press, but space is limited and all riser space has been allocated. You will not receive a confirmation e-mail, but we will contact you if we have any questions.

To see the list of Laureates please visit:

Satellite Coordinates:

Test: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Time: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Ku-band 9 mhz Digital
Galaxy 16/K17 Slot D
Uplink Freq: 14353.5 V
Downlink Freq: 12053.5 H
C-band 9 mhz Digital
Galaxy 17/C19 Slot A
Uplink Freq: 6291.5 V
Downlink Freq: 4066.5 H
Symbol Rate: 6.1113
FEC: 3/4

For further information on the satellite feed, you may contact Barbara Valentino at Evolving Communications, 202-333-6195.



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