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Resumed NASA Asteroid Workshop

Date: 20-23 Nov 2013

Location: Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, US,

Dear Colleague,

NASA has selected new dates to resume the Asteroid Initiative Idea Synthesis Workshop, which was postponed due to the recent government shutdown. We look forward to resuming the workshop and continuing to examine the many good ideas that were submitted in response to the Asteroid Initiative Request for Information in June.

As before, the workshop will be conducted at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. Seating capacity is limited, so the invitation list to attend onsite will remain restricted. Virtual participation options will again be available, and we will provide those options on the workshop web page as the event nears:

Invitations to the same invited RFI responders and presenters will be issued starting Monday, Oct. 28.

The new workshop dates are November 20-22, 2013. The program outline follows (all times CST):

Wednesday, November 20


7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Workshop Kickoff & Recap of Day 1 (Sept. 30)


Thursday, November 21


8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Partnerships & Participatory Engagement

Asteroid Capture Systems


1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Crew Systems for Asteroid Exploration

Grand Challenge -- Crowd Sourcing & Citizen Science

Asteroid Deflection Demonstrations


7:30 p.m.

Public Event: The Lunar and Planetary Institute Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series with Dr. David Kring: The 2013 Chelyabinsk Air Burst and the Hazards of Near-Earth Asteroid Impacts



Friday, November 22


8 - 10 a.m.

Open discussions on synthesis sessions

Grand Challenge -- Next Generation Engagement


10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Plenary -- Summary of Synthesis Sessions


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