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NASA ARC Internal Memo: International Space University – Opportunities and Impacts

By SpaceRef Editor
March 11, 2009
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NASA ARC Internal Memo: International Space University – Opportunities and Impacts
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Subject: Message from the Center Director – International Space
University – Opportunities and Impacts
From: Centerwide Announcement
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Message from the Center Director International Space University – Opportunities and Impacts

As you may know, International Space University (ISU) and Singularity University (SU) are being hosted at NASA this summer, and will be located in the NASA Research Park here at Ames. In addition to the benefits and excitement that these programs will bring to the Ames community, there are some impacts about which we want to remind you.

– Building 3 – The entire NASA Ames Conference Center (NACC, Building 3) will not be available for event bookings from June 5 through August 31, 2009. It is being used by attendees from the International Space University for their academic program

– NASA Exchange Lodge – All NASA Exchange Lodge rooms (Buildings 19, 583a, 583b) are booked by ISU and SU from June 15 through Aug. 31, 2009. This means that the usual groups of summer visitors (interns, researchers, teachers, etc.) will not be able to use this housing. Alternative housing options have been identified and will be discussed with the appropriate NASA program leads. If you host summer-long visitors who are not involved in a NASA Education or related group (ESMD, MUST, NSTI, USRP, STAR, DEVELOP, UARC/S4P, Ames Academy, INSPIRE, Launch into Technology, Education Associates, ACCESS, SETI, TCU, Robotics Academy, GSRP or PSTI), and are interested in receiving alternative housing information and rates which you could pass on to your visitors, feel free to attend an informational meeting on March 17 at 10 AM, in Bldg 566, Room 114 (the ISU Ames project office building in the NASA Research Park).

– Participation Encouragement and Export Control Consciousness – The caliber of SU and SU participants at Ames this summer will be outstanding and we want to encourage the Ames community to engage them as much as possible. To that end we will be making provisions for invited groups of Ames employees to join the ISU/SU participants at lunch and dinner. Details on that will be communicated to you closer to the program start. I want to remind you that as Federal employees we have responsibilities to protect certain information related to our work, particularly with any interactions with non-US citizens. This is, of course, true at any time including when an employee travels abroad. If you have any questions about what is appropriate interaction please contact Dr. Raj Shea in the Export Control office at ext. 4-0871.

– Hosting – Finally, there will be many new faces around the NASA Research Park campus from around the world. This will be the first time that many participants will have been in the United States or at a NASA facility. I ask your indulgence as we do our best to be a great host to our guests.

During ISU and SU, we look forward to many opportunities to mutually share resources between those groups, the always impressive Ames summer student programs, and our world-class Ames workforce. More information about these opportunities will be forthcoming as the summer nears.

For more information about ISU, visit: http://www.isunet.edu POC (housing impact): Jessica Culler, mailto:Jessica.S.Culler@nasa.gov POC (ISU Ames Project Office): Donald James, mailto:Donald.G.James@nasa.gov

S. Pete Worden
Center Director

SpaceRef staff editor.