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New York Times reporter to give spaceflight presentation at NMSU

A New York Times science reporter will give his presentation, "The Future of Human Spaceflight," at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the New Mexico State University Corbett Center Ballroom.

The presenter, Kenneth Chang, has been a science reporter for The New York Times since 2000. Chang began his reporting career after abandoning his Ph.D. physics studies, interning at the Los Angeles Times.

During his presentation, Chang will discuss whether the world is entering the end of the Space Age or the beginning of something better.

"This subject is all-encompassing," said Todd Halvorsen, education manager for The New York Times. "It touches base on sociology, politics, science, engineering, economics and journalism, to name a few."

Chang's article, "Ten Planets? Why Not Eleven?" appeared in "The Best American Science Writing 2006." Chang has been a science writer for ABCNews.com and the Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. He also has received an Excellence in Journalism Award from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The event is presented by the NMSU Readership Program and sponsored by Associated Students of NMSU. Admission is free, and a reception will follow the presentation.

For more information, call 575-646-3500.