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Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington                                        
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sonja.r.alexander@nasa.gov
 
Enidia Santiago-Arce/Rob Gutro                              
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-8497/4044
enidia.santiago-arce@nasa.gov/ robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
 
Aug. 22, 2011
 
RELEASE : 11-273
 
 
NASA And Tor-Forge Books Partner In Themed Science Fiction Works
 
 

GREENBELT, Md. -- In an effort to introduce, inform and inspire readers about NASA, the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has partnered with Tor-Forge Books to develop and publish a series of science-fiction-themed books.

 
Referred to as "NASA Inspired Works of Fiction," these books will be based on concepts pertinent to current and future agency missions and operations.

"Ultimately this agreement will benefit the public, as we look for innovative ways to communicate our past and current achievements, while focusing on the needs of the future," said Nona Cheeks, who directs Goddard's Innovative Partnerships initiatives.

Many people who work in science and technology often credit science fiction as a significant inspiration for their career choices. The enormous popularity of science fiction is a key element in this collaboration to make the books a gateway to the general public and generate awareness of the significant role NASA plays in our everyday live.

NASA will pair scientists and engineers with Tor-Forge writers to help raise awareness and enhance public interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). NASA's goal is to attract and retain students focused on STEM studies, strengthening the agency and the nation's future workforce.


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http://octpartneringtool.nasa.gov


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