Press Release

NASA’S Chief Technologist, Space Tech Head Visit Houston’s Oceaneering Space Systems

By SpaceRef Editor
July 27, 2012
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Chief Technologist Mason Peck and Space Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik will visit Oceaneering Space Systems in Houston at 1 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Reporters are invited to join Peck, Gazarik and Oceaneering officials during the hour tour of the company’s facility at 16665 Space Center Blvd. in Houston, which is near NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Officials will be available to speak with reporters during the event. There also will be a photo opportunity with officials during the tour.

Oceaneering develops cutting edge technologies and provides innovative solutions for NASA’s technology challenges. The company provides robotic systems, spacesuits, tools and equipment for spacewalking, thermal protection systems (heat shielding) and other engineering and technical solutions. These technologies enable NASA’s current and future missions — technologies that also have commercial applications on Earth.

To attend the tour, media representatives must arrive at Oceaneering by 12:45 p.m., Wednesday for clearance. For information about the company, visit:

For biographies of Peck and Gazarik and information about the Office of the Chief Technologist, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.