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NASA Kennedy Space Center Hosts Launch: Energy Forum Nov. 11 – 13

By SpaceRef Editor
October 31, 2011
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NASA Kennedy Space Center Hosts Launch: Energy Forum Nov. 11 – 13

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA and partners from the LAUNCH: Energy forum will discuss innovative ideas during a three-day forum Nov. 11-13. Reporters are invited to attend the forum at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Reporters must register in advance by contacting David Steitz at: by noon EDT Nov. 4.

LAUNCH: Energy is part of an ongoing initiative to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to sustainability challenges through a series of forums. It is the third forum in the series.

LAUNCH allows NASA to propel innovative solutions that help those outside the agency make the connection between our lives on Earth and how we live and work in space. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s involvement, LAUNCH places a special emphasis on accelerating innovations poised for large scale impact in improving the lives of people in the developing world.

During the forum, 10 international participants will showcase new innovations that could address energy problems on Earth and in space. NASA, USAID, Nike Inc., and the U.S. Department of State are LAUNCH founding partners. The partners all contributed to planning the forum, selecting innovators and recruiting other event participants. A list of the innovators and innovations will be available online prior to the forum at:

A link to live video of the conference via UStream will be posted to the website by 10 a.m. Nov. 10. To participate as part of the LAUNCH: Energy community, the public may access and engage in the conversation online via MindMapr at:

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.