NASA Invites Media to Asteroid Initiative Industry and Partner Day

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and other senior NASA officials will discuss the progress being made on NASA's mission to capture, redirect, and explore an asteroid June 18.

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They also will outline engagement opportunities for industry, international partners and the general public at the event, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT in the James Webb Auditorium of NASA Headquarters at 300 E St. SW in Washington.

Media representatives are invited to attend. Garver and Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot will be available to answer reporters' questions immediately after the meeting.

In addition to Garver and Lightfoot, mission directorate associate administrators William Gerstenmaier, John Grunsfeld, and Michael Gazarik will give an overview of the work being done on NASA's asteroid mission. Jason Kessler, representing the agency's chief technologist, will talk about how NASA plans to increase partnerships and citizen science participation in NASA's effort to find and plan for all asteroid threats.

The event will be webcast live at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-hq

For more information about NASA's asteroid initiative, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/asteroidinitiative

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