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NASA Administrator Dan Goldin greets 10-year-old VIP.
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Abstract: NASA Administrator Dan Goldin (left) shares a laugh with VIP 10- year-old Jonathan Pierce (right), who is garbed in a protective cooling suit designed by NASA. Behind Goldin is astronaut Doug Wheelock; behind Jonathan is his mother, Penny. Jonathan suffers from erythropoietic protoporphyria, a rare condition that makes his body unable to withstand ultraviolet rays. The suit allows him to be outside during the day, which would otherwise be impossible. Jonathan's trip was funded by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and included a visit to Disney World. He and his family were among a dozen VIPs at KSC to view the launch of STS- 99.
Publication Date: Jan 31, 2000
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(Acquired Aug 02, 2006)
Document Type: Photograph
Publication Information: Shuttle Photo & Video Archive - NASA KSC
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