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Friday, August 19, 2011

NASA Media Telecon To Announce Technology Demonstration Missions

David E. Steitz
Headquarters, Washington                                        

WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 22, to announce proposals selected in the agency's Technology Demonstration Mission program.

These crosscutting technology demonstrations were selected because of their potential to infuse high-impact capabilities into NASA's future space operations missions. Flight demonstrations will advance the technology readiness of these systems, providing tangible products and capabilities ready for infusion into NASA missions.

Technology Demonstration Missions are a vital element in the technology readiness pipeline, allowing NASA to advance innovations from concept to flight across the agency's 10 space technology programs.

The participants are:
-- Michael Gazarik, NASA deputy chief technologist, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- James Reuther, director, Crosscutting Capability Demonstrations division, Office of the Chief Technologist
-- Bonnie James, program executive, Technology Demonstrations Missions, Office of the Chief Technologist

To participate, reporters must contact David Steitz at david.steitz@nasa.gov or 202-358-1730, by 10 a.m. on Aug. 22 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 Technology Development Missions program, visit
http://go.usa.gov/k3Y.

For more information about NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist, visit  
http://www.nasa.gov/oct.

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