[meteorite-list] NASA Holds Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium Nov. 14-15
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 13:17:09 -0800 (PST)
Nov. 7, 2012
David E. Steitz
david.steitz at nasa.gov
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
kathy.barnstorff at nasa.gov
MEDIA ADVISORY: M12-212
NASA HOLDS INNOVATIVE ADVANCED CONCEPTS SYMPOSIUM NOV. 14-15
WASHINGTON -- The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program's
2012 Fall Symposium will be held Nov. 14-15, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel in Hampton, Va. NIAC examines early stage concepts that may
lead to advanced and innovative space technologies critical for NASA
to enable missions in the next 10 to 100 years.
Panel topics during the free public symposium include propulsion and
power, space debris removal, near-Earth object mitigation, humans in
space and on the surface of planets, robotics and space probes, and
imaging and communications.
Experts in aeronautics and advanced technologies will give keynote
presentations and discuss the latest news about NIAC's progress and
plans. Poster sessions will showcase the ongoing projects of current
Keynote speakers include NASA's chief technologist, Mason Peck, and
professor Penny Boston of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and
Technology in Socorro. Boston will discuss "What's a nice girl like
you doing in a place like this? Looking for life in all the wrong
places, from caves to Mars and beyond" at 10:45 a.m. EST Wednesday,
Nov. 14. Peck will discuss "Technology and the Future" at 8 a.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 15. For those unable to attend, keynote speakers and
other presenters at the symposium can be seen on LiveStream at:
To view the complete conference agenda and for free registration,
Journalists registering to attend the symposium should list their news
organization under "affiliation." Reporters seeking interviews with
NASA or other symposium participants should contact Kathy Barnstorff
at kathy.barnstorff at nasa.gov or 757-864-9886.
NIAC is part of NASA's Space Technology Program, which is innovating,
developing, testing, and flying technology for use in NASA's future
missions and the greater aerospace community.
For more information about the NIAC program and NASA's Space
Technology Program, visit:
Received on Wed 07 Nov 2012 04:17:09 PM PST