[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 35 (Friday, February 21, 2014)]
[Pages 9925-9926]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03657]



[Notice: (14-021)]

NASA Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of public forum.


SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a

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public forum to provide a status on the agency's asteroid initiative 
planning, including ongoing studies and opportunities for engagement 
following the request for information last summer. NASA experts will 
provide an overview of an Asteroid Initiative Announcement of 
Opportunities (scheduled to release on or before the date of the forum) 
and announce new engagement opportunities related to the Asteroid Grand 

DATES: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12:30-4:30 p.m. EDT.
    Location: James E. Webb Auditorium.

ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546.


     This forum will be open to the public up to the seating 
capacity of the room.
     This meeting will be streamed live online. Viewing options 
will be posted at www.nasa.gov/asteroidinitiative prior to the event.
     The agenda for this meeting includes the following topics:

[cir] Update on Asteroid Redirect Mission studies
[cir] Technology needs related to the Asteroid Redirect Mission
[cir] Mission capabilities extension to commercial applications and 
human-class Mars missions
[cir] Broad Agency Announcement for alternate capture systems concepts, 
rendezvous sensor systems, secondary payloads, and commercial and 
international partnership opportunities
[cir] Asteroid Grand Challenge engagement opportunities


    Individuals who plan to attend the Asteroid Initiative 
Opportunities Forum in person must register online. Due to capacity 
limitations, a maximum of 150 registrations will be accepted. Those who 
intend to watch the live web stream are also encouraged to register as 
a virtual participant. Registration will open on Monday, February 24th. 
Details will be posted at www.nasa.gov/asteroidinitiative.

Check In

    Any individuals who have registered to attend the Asteroid 
Initiative Opportunities Forum should enter the west lobby doors of the 
NASA Headquarters building at 300 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. Upon 
arrival, all participants will be required to check in at the 
registration table located in the lobby and show photo identification.


    Event attendees will not be required to check in at the security 
desk to obtain a visitor's badge. However, participants will be subject 
to personal inspection (e.g., passing through a metal detector), prior 
to entering the auditorium.


    News media interested in attending are required to pre-register and 
should contact Sarah Becky Ramsey at 202-358-1694 for additional 


    Directions to NASA Headquarters are available online at the 
following URL: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/hq/about/map.html.


    Parking lots are located near the NASA Headquarters building. Check 
the local yellow pages or Internet for exact locations.


    Metro stops nearest NASA Headquarters are L'Enfant Plaza (orange, 
blue, yellow, and green lines) and Federal Center SW. (orange and blue 
    From L'Enfant Plaza station, take the Department of Transportation 
exit and turn left at the top of the escalators. Head east (on School 
St. or E St. SW.) and south (on 4th or 6th St. SW.) to arrive at the 
west entrance of the NASA building near the corner of E St. SW. and 4th 
St. SW.
    From the exit of the Federal Center SW. metro station, head south 
on 3rd St. SW. and then west on E St. SW. to arrive at the west 
entrance of the NASA building near the corner of E St. SW. and 4th St. 

William Gerstenmaier,
Associate Administrator, Human Exploration & Operations Mission 
[FR Doc. 2014-03657 Filed 2-20-14; 8:45 am]