blind_html [Fwd: Louis Braille Coin Will be Launched into Space]

  • From: Nimer <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:05:04 -0600

Now, isn't this going a bit far? Wouldn't the money used to launch it into space be put to better use by educating the blind youth they're so concerned about?

"every time I say something they find hard to hear
they chalk it up to my anger
and never to their own fear"
Ani Difranco: I'm Not A Pretty Girl 1995

Nimer M. Jaber

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Subject:        Louis Braille Coin Will be Launched into Space
Date:   Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:39:28 -0400
From:   Jack Lowe <jlowe27@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To:       Blind-chit-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To:     Chit Chat group <Blind-chit-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Louis Braille Coin Will be Launched into Space
I figured that some of you would just love this one!

National Federation of the Blind and NASA Confirm Historic Flight

Baltimore, Maryland (March 26, 2009): In a surprise announcement at
the launch ceremony for the new Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver
Dollar, NASA announced that the new commemorative coin celebrating
the life and work of the inventor of the reading code for the blind
will fly on a future space shuttle mission. The announcement, by
NASA Deputy Administrator for Educational Programs Dr. Joyce
Winterton, came at the end of the official event announcing the
availability of this beautiful new coin, which will help the National
Federation of the Blind to increase Braille literacy in the United

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind,
said: "The Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar symbolizes the
power of knowledge and future opportunities for blind children across
America. It is therefore fitting that this historic coin will be
part of a mission to uncover the secrets of the universe. Perhaps
someday a Braille reader will also be part of such a mission."

Dr. Joyce Winterton said: "NASA believes strongly in the importance
of educational opportunities for everyone, and that is why we have
partnered with the National Federation of the Blind to help create
programs that enhance scientific study for blind youth. Launching
the first coin ever to contain tactile, readable Braille into space
symbolizes NASA's commitment to the spread of knowledge by every
means and to every individual."

The Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar goes on sale to the
general public at noon today. Those interested in ordering a coin
should visit < <>> or call
1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). For more information about the National
Federation of the Blind and the Braille Readers are Leaders campaign,
visit < <>>

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