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NASA Hosts Workshop To Discuss Exploring Near Earth Objects

August 2, 2010

NASA will host an interactive workshop to identify objectives for exploration missions to near-Earth objects, or NEOs, on Aug. 10-11 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington.

The event will bring together experts and key leaders from NASA, other government agencies, industry, academia, and international communities. They will discuss past experiences and focus on objectives, capabilities, and concepts of operations for human and robotic exploration of NEOs.

The primary goals for the workshop are to increase the collective understanding of NEOs, communicate NASA’s preliminary plans for a human mission to a NEO, and get input on proposed mission objectives. The workshop includes a series of briefings, panels, and breakout sessions.

Space is limited. Journalists interested in attending the workshop’s Aug. 10 plenary sessions and reports from the Aug. 11 breakout sessions should register by Aug. 6 with Michael Braukus at michael.j.braukus@nasa.gov.

A live video stream of the plenary sessions and reports on the breakout sessions will be available on NASA’s Exploration website. To access the stream and a schedule of events, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration

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




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