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The Explorers Club Celebrates China’s Role in Exploration - E. and S. Asia Chapter Event

Explorers Club to Host Dinner at The Capital Club, Beijing, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao Keynotes; Club President Alan Nichols Receives EC Flag for Genghis Khan Expedition

The Explorers Club will hold a chapter dinner in Beijing on Sept. 18. That night, starting at 6 p.m., some of the world’s greatest explorers will gather to celebrate the role China has played in exploration. In attendance will be Explorers Club President Alan Nichols, an authority on Emperor Chinggis Qa’an (Genghis Khan); and NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao, who will speak about the cooperation among nations for space exploration. Nichols will be presented with a traditional Explorers Club flag to take on his upcoming Genghis Khan Expedition.

WHO: The Explorers Club ( hosts fifteen-year NASA veteran Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D.; and Explorers Club President Alan Nichols ( A veteran of four space missions, Dr. Chiao most recently served as Commander and NASA Science Officer of Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station. He has logged over 229 days in space – over 36 hours of which were spent in Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA, or spacewalks).

Explorers Club president Alan Nichols will explain plans to study the last days of Genghis Khan (or more properly transliterated as Chinggis Qa’an), founder of the world’s largest empire in history and Mongolia’s most revered figure.

WHY: Recognize the importance of China to the history of exploration and to today’s explorers.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

WHERE: Capital Club, Beijing, 
50/F Capital Mansion
, 6, Xin Yuan Nan Road
, Chao Yang District, 
Beijing 100004

CONTACT: Media interested in attending, contact:
Steven Schwankert
East Asia Chapter Chair, The Explorers Club
email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Published by : Matt Williams

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