Press Release

AAS 40th Goddard Memorial Symposium “Partnering with NASA-The Wave of the Future”

By SpaceRef Editor
February 15, 2002
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March 20-21, 2002

Greenbelt Marriott, Greenbelt, Maryland

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NASA is placing a renewed emphasis on the use of partnerships to enable the
most effective use of resources available in the greater aerospace
community, including private, university, interagency and international.
The use of creative partnership vehicles is being encouraged in order to
match total community capabilities to the requirements of NASA’s ongoing
and future programs.

Programs that are effectively utilizing partnerships include the
International Space Station, Space Transportation Systems, Mars
Exploration, Earth Observing Systems, and technology developments such
distributed systems, information systems, bio-technology and

The 40th Goddard Memorial Symposium will examine technical accomplishments
within these programs, highlighting their effective use of partnerships and
reflecting on challenges, successes and opportunities for the future.

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7:30 am-5:00 pm

Registration and Refreshments

8:45 am

Introductory Remarks

Lori B. Garver, AAS President, DFI International and

Robert G. Melton, AAS Vice President, Technical, Penn State University

9:00 am

Conference Overview

Al V. Diaz, Director, NASA GSFC, Honorary Chair

9:30 am

SESSION I: Space Science and Technology

Chair: Andrew Dantzler, Assistant Director for Technology, Space Sciences
Directorate, NASA GSFC

12:15 pm


– Sean O’Keefe, NASA Administrator (Confirmed)

– AAS Awards

2:15 pm

SESSION II: Interagency and International Partnerships

Chair: Michael A. Calabrese, Sun-Earth Connection, Program Integration
Manager, Office of the Associate Director, NASA GSFC

– Mary M. Glackin, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Satellite and
Information Services, NOAA

– Kathy Turner, Office of Science, Division of High Energy Physics, DOE

– Kitt Reinhardt, AFRL (Invited) & Ronald S. Polidan, NASA GSFC (Invited)

– Frederic Nordlund, ESA

– Akira Kosaka, NASDA (Invited)

– CSA (Invited)

5:30 pm



8:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 am

SESSION III: University Partnerships (Panel)

Chair: Franco Einaudi, Director of Earth Sciences, NASA GSFC

– Clayton D. Mote, Jr., President, University of Maryland, College Park

– Calvin Lowe, President, Bowie State University

– Theodore O. Poehler, Vice Provost for Research, Johns Hopkins University

– Scott A. Bass, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for
Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

– Morgan State University (Invited)

10:45 am


11:00 am

SESSION IV: Industry Partnerships

Chair: Dennis Andrucyk, Chief Technologist, Applied Engineering &
Technology Directorate, NASA GSFC

12:30 pm


– Member of Congress

2:00 pm

SESSION V: Earth Science and Technology

Chair: Dorothy Zukor, Deputy Director of Earth Sciences, NASA GSFC

– “Terra Results” Mike King, NASA GSFC (Invited)

– “Global Carbon Cycle” Chuck McClain, NASA GSFC (Invited)

– “Landsat Data Continuity Mission” James Irons, NASA GSFC (Invited)

– “Supercomputing Joint Acquisition” Phil Webster, NASA GSFC (Invited)

– “NASA, NOAA and NPP” Bob Murphy, NASA GSFC (Invited)

4:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Lori B. Garver

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SpaceRef staff editor.