April 17, 2012

NASA’S Top Scientist and Technologist Discuss What’s Next for NASA

NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati and Chief Technologist Mason Peck will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, April 18, at 4 p.m. EDT to brief media representatives on developments for NASA's future.

The agency is moving forward with an ambitious plan to develop cutting-edge space technologies to advance human and robotic exploration, reach new destinations, and launch revolutionary science missions. NASA expects to reach several milestones this year in its ongoing support of industry's innovative work to transport crew and cargo to low Earth orbit and enhance our nation's use of the International Space Station to improve life on Earth and prepare for the missions of the future.

Journalists wishing to join the call should contact Lauren Worley at 202-358-1288 or e-mail [email protected] for dial-in information.

For more information about NASA programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov