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13 September 1998

CNN correspondant was a "true space enthusiast"

(Washington, DC) -- September 13 -- The members of the National Space Society were saddened to learn of the death, on Saturday, of CNN space reporter John Holliman in an automobile accident in Atlanta, Georgia.

NSS Headquarters had the opportunity to work with Mr. Holliman on several occasions in recent years, most notably during the July 1997 Mars Pathfinder landing, when NSS staff members Robert Pearlman and Karen Rugg relayed public reaction from Planet Hollywood in Washington, DC in a live interview with Holliman.

"Holliman's enthusiasm for the human exploration of space was infectious and encouraged us to excel in our own efforts to convey the benefits of space exploration and the wonder of the universe to the public. Holliman was a true space enthusiast and he will be sorely missed," said NSS Executive Director, Pat Dasch.

The National Space Society, which celebrates 25 years in 1999, is an independent, nonprofit space advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Its 23,000 members and 90 chapters around the world actively promote a spacefaring civilization. Information on NSS and space exploration is available at <>.

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