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NASA Hosts New Space Technology Industry Forum

June 22, 2010

NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist will host an industry forum July 13-14 to discuss the agency’s proposed new space technology investments and announce three new Centennial Challenges prize competitions.

The forum will be held at the University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, in Adelphi.

Reporters may register to attend the forum and participate in a media briefing on Tuesday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. EDT. During the briefing, NASA officials will discuss the importance of innovation and technology to agency exploration plans, review the planning status of new Space Technology Programs and explain the three new Centennial Challenges. Reporters must be present to participate in the briefing. The first day of the forum and media briefing will be carried live on NASA Television and streamed on the Internet.

At the two-day event, speakers will focus on the president’s fiscal year 2011 budget request for NASA’s new Space Technology Programs. Representatives from industry, academia and the federal government are invited to discuss strategy, development and implementation of NASA’s proposed new technology-enabled exploration.

During the forum, NASA will update participants on plans for the new Space Technology Programs, solicit feedback, information and relevant ideas, and discuss next steps.

For free registration, visit: http://www.regonline.com/industry_forum

Registration is limited and closes at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 7. For more information, the latest agenda, and updates about the Office of the Chief Technologist Industry Forum, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/oct

For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv




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