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NASA Industry Forum to Discuss Space-Tech Investments

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

During a media briefing July 13, NASA officials will talk about the importance of innovation and technology to agency exploration plans, review the planning status of new Space Technology Programs and explain the new Centennial Challenges, which is a program of incentive prizes designed for the “citizen inventor” who generates creative solutions to problems of interest to NASA and the nation.

Held at the University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center in Adelphi, Md., the two-day event will feature speakers addressing 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 the agency’s proposed new technology-enabled exploration.

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