Inauguration Day, 20 January 2009

Inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden
Inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden

See the The 56th Presidential Inaugural Schedule at for today’s events and maps for how to get downtown.

Be part of history and upload your photos to the Official Inaugural Book at (a selection of photos will be included in the Official Inaugural Book).

Another site with great photos is at Be sure to look at the Lego version of the oath of office.


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Whether you’re watching from the steps of the Capitol or your comfy living room couch, you can send your Inauguration Day photos to email hidden; JavaScript is required from your phone and possibly see them posted later at Take a look at some of the photos submitted so far:

STC to Record Entire Conference in Atlanta!

56th Annual Conference logo.
56th Annual Conference logo.

We have exciting news about the 2009 Technical Communication Summit to be held 3-6 May 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The STC Board of Directors has just approved the purchase of conference management software that will give STC the capability to record the entire conference. The audio recording will be synchronized with the PowerPoint presentation and be available to each conference attendee as part of their registration package. This will give attendees the opportunity to “attend” all sessions they could not attend on site, virtually, and at their leisure. STC will also make the package available, at a significant fee, after the conference to those who did not attend. This will mean that speakers will be asked to grant STC the copyright on the session you present. While the exact wording is still with our attorney, STC would request that speakers grant to STC a royalty-free license to use, reproduce, and distribute presentations, with appropriate attribution to the speaker. This license would not change the fact that the speaker retains copyright ownership of the presentation, and is not prohibited from using the presentation in any way or from allowing others to use it.

STC looks forward to this addition to our conference capability and feels that it will greatly enhance the value of the Technical Communication Summit to all. Questions about this may be directed to email hidden; JavaScript is required, Director of Education, STC.

NASA Goddard Gets on iTunes

July 9th, 2008—Looking for a fun way to keep up with all the cool science and engineering breakthroughs that are taking place at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center? Now available for free from the iTunes store is the official NASA Goddard Shorts podcast series.

By going on iTunes and subscribing to the new podcast, you will gain an "all access" pass to the center, with short videos about the fascinating work being carried out by some of the most talented individuals that NASA employs.

Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Greenbelt, Md., is home to the Nation’s largest organization of scientists and engineers working to expand our knowledge of the Earth, solar system and the Universe. Goddard has dedicated its mission to discover and learn more about space and Earth sciences so that we may obtain a better understanding of our planet and the mysteries of the universe. With so many exciting projects going on at the center, this new podcast series gives us a chance to show the world what we’re up to.—NASA

Read the rest of this announcement on the Space Race News, NASA

To subscribe to the podcast, go to the NASA Goddard Shorts home page:

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