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Friday, November 18, 2011

Seattle Museum Of Flight Hosts NASA Future Forum Dec. 9

David E. Steitz
Headquarters, Washington     

Lee Keller
Seattle Museum of Flight

WASHINGTON -- The second NASA Future Forum of 2011 will be held at The Museum of Flight in Seattle on Friday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST. The forum will bring together NASA officials and local business and commercial space leaders to discuss the agency's role in advancing innovation, technology, science, engineering and education, and NASA's benefit to the nation's economy.

The forum will feature panel discussions on the importance of these areas to the nation's economic future as well as commercial space investments and their benefits. Speakers will include NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, Seattle’s Museum of Flight President and CEO Doug King, and panelists from Aerojet, Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada, SpaceX, the University of Washington, Virgin Galactic and the Washington Technology Industry Association.

Media representatives interested in attending the forum should contact David Steitz at david.steitz@nasa.gov or 202-358-1730 by 3 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The forum is open to the public but preregistration is required. Space is limited. Registration will close after meeting space capacity has been met. Public registration is available online at http://events.signup4.com/futureforum_seattle.

The forum will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

Social media users can participate in the forum via Twitter using the hashtag: #NASAFuture. During the event, Tweeps can submit questions by including @NASA_Technology in their tweet.

For more information about the Seattle Museum of Flight, visit http://www.museumofflight.org.

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

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