NASA Technical Workshop on Asteroids Tentatively Set for Late September

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A note from NASA:

As follow-up to the Asteroid Initiative Request for Information, please hold September 30-October 2
for a technical workshop at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, to discuss both the Asteroid Redirect Mission and the Grand Challenge. Virtual participation options will be available during the workshop, so please mark your calendar even if you aren’t able to travel to Houston during that time.

Further details will be posted on the RFI page by August 12, and we will send an e-mail follow-up with more specific information as it becomes available.

For more information about the Asteroid Initiative, visit www.nasa.gov/asteroidinitiative.

NASA Crowd Sources its Future

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Crowd sourcing.

It has become ubiquitous in today’s wired world.

Kickstarter campaigns are run for everything from funding trips to building asteroid hunting telescopes. Need a design for something? Describe your project, have designers put forth their best efforts, and purchase the one you like the best.

Now crowd sourcing has come to NASA. And the space agency is doing it for the boldest human spaceflight initiative since Apollo program sent men to the moon more than 40 years ago.

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