*Special Presentation* NASA Technology Investments: Building our Future in Space - NASA Chief Technologist Dr. Mason Peck
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 16:02 — Bethany Choate
09/03/2013 1:30 pm
09/03/2013 2:30 pm
The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Invites the RIT community to a presentation by:
NASA Chief Technologist
Dr. Mason Peck
“NASA Technology Investments: Building our Future in Space”
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Carlson Auditorium, Center for Imaging Science (Bldg.76)
Investments in technology and innovation enable new space missions, stimulate the global economy, and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and astronauts. Chief Technologist Mason Peck will provide an overview of NASA’s ambitious program of space exploration that builds on new technologies, as well as proven capabilities, as it expands humanity’s reach into the solar system while providing broadly-applicable benefits here on Earth.
Peck also will discuss efforts of the Office of the Chief Technologist to coordinate the agency’s overall technology portfolio, identifying development needs, ensuring synergy and reducing duplication,while furthering the national initiatives as outlined by President Obama’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. By coordinating technology programs within NASA, Peck's office facilitates integration of available and new technology into operational systems that support specific human-exploration missions, science missions, and aeronautics. The office also engages other government agencies and the larger aerospace community to develop partnerships in areas of mutual interest that could lead to new break through capabilities.
NASA technology transfer translates national air and space missions into societal benefits for people everywhere. Peck will highlight NASA's use of technology transfer and commercialization to help American entrepreneurs and innovators develop technological solutions that stimulate the growth of the global economy by creating new products and services, new business and industries and high quality, sustainable jobs.
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