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NASA Holds Media Telecon To Announce NIAC Selections



August 04, 2011

David E. Steitz 
Headquarters, Washington      
202-358-1730 
david.steitz@xxxxxxxx   


MEDIA ADVISORY: M11-163

NASA HOLDS MEDIA TELECON TO ANNOUNCE NIAC SELECTIONS

WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on 
Monday, Aug. 8, to announce the proposals selected for study under 
the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or NIAC, program. 

The proposals were selected based on the concepts' potential to 
transform our future space missions, enable new capabilities or 
significantly alter current approaches to launching, building, and 
operating space systems. 

Each proposal will receive approximately $100,000 for one year to 
advance the innovative space technology concept and help NASA meet 
current operational and future mission requirements. 

The teleconference panelists are: 
-- Bobby Braun, NASA chief technologist, NASA Headquarters, Washington 

-- Joe Parrish, director, Early Stage Innovation division, Office of 
the Chief Technologist 
-- Jay Falker, program executive, NIAC, Office of the Chief 
Technologist 

To participate, reporters must contact David Steitz at 
david.steitz@xxxxxxxx or 202-358-1730, by 9 a.m. on Aug. 8 for 
dial-in instructions. 

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's website 
at: 


http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio 


For more information about the NIAC program, visit: 


http://go.usa.gov/K9K 


For more information about NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist, 
visit: 


http://www.nasa.gov/oct   

	
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