March 24, 2012
Reporters Invited To NASA Tech Day On The Hill March 28
Journalists are invited to visit "NASA Technology: Imagine. Innovate. Explore," an agency technology showcase on Wednesday, March 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. EDT in the Gold Room (room 2168) of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. Remarks from hosting members of Congress and senior NASA officials are expected at approximately 5:30 p.m.
The event provides an opportunity to learn how NASA space and aeronautics technology helps enable agency goals while creating or improving products and services that benefit life here on Earth. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will attend the event. Attendees also will have the opportunity to discuss traveling in space with Astronauts Mike Massimino and Mike Good.
Companies displaying technologies include EA Sports, Redwood City, Calif.; ASA Analytics, Waukesha, Wisc.; NVision of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; L'Garde Inc., Tustin, Calif.; Zephyr Technology of Annapolis, Md.; and A&P Technology and Lambda Technology, both of Cincinnati. In addition, six NASA centers will have exhibits that show how the latest space technology advances medicine, improves water quality, designs safer and more efficient airplanes and brings new solutions to everyday challenges.
Hosting the event are Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.); Rep. Chaka Fattah (Pa.), ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio) of the Senate Appropriations Committee; and Sen. John Boozman (Ark.) of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will be on hand to discuss how investments in space technology and innovation act as a catalyst for America's new technology economy. NASA hosts will be joined by other members of Congress interested in advancing American innovation through space technology.
More information about NASA technology and innovation is available at: http://www.nasa.gov/oct