[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2013)]
[Page 51750]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20353]



[Notice: 13-096]

NASA Asteroid Initiative Idea Synthesis Workshop

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of Public Conference to examine ideas in response to the 
recent RFI for the agency's Asteroid Initiative.


SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a 
public conference to provide a status on the Agency's Asteroid 
Initiative planning and to enable feedback and discussion from the 
global community and the public.

DATES: (12 p.m. CDT) Monday, September 30, 2013-(5 p.m. CDT) Wednesday 
October 2, 2013

ADDRESSES: Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, 
Houston, TX 77058.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Gates, Senior Technical 
Advisor, NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate: 

     The purpose of this conference is to publicly examine and 
synthesize highly rated responses to the NASA's Asteroid Initiative 
RFI. Findings will be developed and provided as inputs to NASA's 
planning activities.
     This conference will be streamed live online. 
Viewing and interactive participation options will be posted at http://www.nasa.gov/content/asteroid-initiative-idea-synthesis-workshop prior 
to the event.
     Due to limited seating capacity, onsite attendance is by 
invitation only. Invitations will be sent starting Monday, August 19.


     NASA will invite many of the RFI submitters to attend the 
workshop to share their ideas. Invited presenters will have the option 
to attend onsite, or present their ideas remotely via online virtual 
meeting capabilities. Presenters must R.S.V.P. through the registration 
form provided to them in the invitation email.
     Anyone who is not invited to present at the workshop will 
be able to participate virtually through live streaming forums 
dedicated to the workshop plenary sessions and focused track sessions.

Check In

     Workshop check-in will open at 11:00 a.m. CDT on Monday, 
September 30.
     All attendees must enter through the LPI main doors (3600 
Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas 77058).


    News media interested in attending are required to pre-register and 
should contact Sarah Becky Ramsey at 202-358-1694 or Rachel Kraft at 
202-358-1100 for additional information.


    Event attendees will receive a workshop badge upon check in. All 
participates are asked to keep this badge on them at all times while in 
the facility.

Driving Directions

    All attendees must park at the University Baptist Church Clear 
Lake, located at 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Houston, TX 77059. A shuttle 
will be available throughout the workshop to and from the LPI building. 
A map is available at the University Baptist Church Web site.
    Local Area information including additional directions and maps can 
be found here: http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/local_info/

Public Transportation

    For Houston Metro information, please visit their Web site at 

William Gerstenmaier,
Associate Administrator, Human Exploration & Operations Mission 
[FR Doc. 2013-20353 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]