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Earth Meets Space, at Seattle's Museum of Flight Thursday Print E-mail
By Hal Bogner, Match Director   
May 18, 2009
thumb_pcw_0.jpgOn Thursday, May 21, Greg Chamitoff and the Stevenson club members will be at Seattle's Museum of Flight for a public celebration of the match.

For Greg, who served for six months as flight engineer and science officer on the International Space  Station, this will be one of the highlights of  his personal appearance tour for NASA.  In addition to giving a presentation about his time in space at 7 PM, he is looking forward to showing Stevenson's young stars around inside a full-size replica of one of the ISS labs, the Destiny Module, where they and other area chess students will be able to get a feel for what life is like on the Space Station.  The entire local chess community has been invited, and special museum admission rates of $10 for adults and $5 for kids are in effect from 3 PM onwards - just mention the Earth vs. Space Match at the door.  If you are in the area, don't miss it!

Meanwhile, back at the chessboard, the Earth vs. Space game continues:

By a one-vote margin, Earth's voters chose 25...Rfc8 over the weekend, as the Earth team sets about determing how to untangle and organize the black pieces.  Of course, having two extra pawns provides some comfort - for the moment, at least.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 25...Rfc8)

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Earth vs. Space Chess Match, 2008-09

Astronaut Dr. Greg Chamitoff has sent 46.Kxa2 and his resignation and congratulations to the Stevenson stars and Earth's voters.
Use the Java chess viewer (below) to review and analyze this historic game and read game commentary.

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The Final Position:
(after Greg's 46.Kxa2)


Read NASA's announcement about this game.

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Media Contacts:
NASA - Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston

USCF - Glenn Petersen
[email protected]

Stevenson Team -
Coach David Hendricks
WA State Scholastic Coordinator

Match Director -
Hal Bogner
[email protected]