[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31977-31978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12547]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: 13-060]


NASA Asteroid Initiative Call for Ideas

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of Public Forum.

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SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a 
public forum to provide a status on the agency's asteroid initiative 
planning and to encourage feedback and ideas from the global community 
and the public.

DATES: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 9:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT.
    Location: James E. Webb Auditorium.

ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Kessler, 202-358-1107.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     This meeting will be streamed live online. Viewing options 
will be posted at www.nasa.gov/asteroid prior to the event.
     The agenda for this meeting includes the following topics:

9:15-9:30 Welcome--Deputy Administrator Garver
9:30-9:55 White House Perspective--Tom Kalil
9:55-10:15 Asteroid Initiative--Associate Administrator Lightfoot

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10:15-10:35 Target Identification and Planetary Defense--Dr. John 
Grunsfeld
10:35-10:50 Mission--Technology Approach--Mike Gazarik
10:50-11:05 Mission--Human Exploration--William Gerstenmaier
11:05-11:20 Extensibility--Steve Stich
11:20-11:35 Partnership and Innovative Methods--Mason Peck
11:35-11:50 Summer Engagement Calendar--TBD
This forum will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the 
room.
    Attendees should enter the west lobby doors of the NASA 
Headquarters building at 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC. Upon 
arrival, all participants will be required to check in at the 
registration table located in the lobby and show photo identification.

Registration

    Individuals who plan to attend the Asteroid Initiative Forum must 
register online. Due to capacity limitations, a maximum of 150 
registrations will be accepted. Those who intend to watch the live web 
stream are also encouraged to register as a virtual participant. 
Registration will be available starting Tuesday, May 28: www.nasa.gov/asteroid.

Check In

    Any individuals who have registered to attend the Asteroid 
Initiative Forum should enter the west lobby doors of the NASA 
Headquarters building at 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC. Upon 
arrival, all participants will be required to check in at the 
registration table located in the lobby and show photo identification.

Press

    News media interested in attending are required to pre-register and 
should contact Sarah Becky Ramsey at 202-358-1694 for additional 
information.

Security

    Event attendees will not be required to check in at the security 
desk to obtain a visitor's badge. However, participants will be subject 
to personal inspection (e.g., passing through a metal detector), prior 
to entering the auditorium.

Directions

    Directions to NASA Headquarters are available online at the 
following URL: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/hq/about/map.html.

Driving

    Parking lots are located near the NASA Headquarters building. Check 
the local yellow pages or Internet for exact locations.

Metro

    Metro stops nearest NASA Headquarters are L'Enfant Plaza (orange, 
blue, yellow, and green lines) and Federal Center SW (orange and blue 
lines).
    From L'Enfant Plaza station, take the Department of Transportation 
exit and turn left at the top of the escalators. Head east (on School 
St. or E St. SW.) and south (on 4th or 6th St. SW.) to arrive at the 
west entrance of the NASA building near the corner of E St. SW. and 4th 
St. SW.
    From the exit of the Federal Center SW metro station, head south on 
3rd St. SW and then west on E St. SW. to arrive at the west entrance of 
the NASA building near the corner of E St. SW. and 4th St. SW.

William Gerstenmaier,
Associate Administrator, Human Exploration & Operations Mission 
Directorate.
[FR Doc. 2013-12547 Filed 5-24-13; 8:45 am]
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