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NASA Holds Media Telecon To Announce NIAC Selections

By SpaceRef Editor
August 5, 2011
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NASA Holds Media Telecon To Announce NIAC Selections

WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 8, to announce the proposals selected for study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or NIAC, program.

The proposals were selected based on the concepts’ potential to transform our future space missions, enable new capabilities or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building, and operating space systems.

Each proposal will receive approximately $100,000 for one year to advance the innovative space technology concept and help NASA meet current operational and future mission requirements.

The teleconference panelists are:

— Bobby Braun, NASA chief technologist, NASA Headquarters, Washington

— Joe Parrish, director, Early Stage Innovation division, Office of the Chief Technologist

— Jay Falker, program executive, NIAC, Office of the Chief Technologist

To participate, reporters must contact David Steitz at or 202-358-1730, by 9 a.m. on Aug. 8 for dial-in instructions.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA’s website at:

For more information about the NIAC program, visit:

For more information about NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.