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NASA HOLDS TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE FOR MEDIA ON CAPITOL HILL
03.29.12
 
NASA HOLDS TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE FOR MEDIA ON CAPITOL HILL



On Wednesday March 28, NASA held a technology showcase for members of the media in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. "NASA Technology: Imagine. Innovate. Explore," provided an opportunity to inform leaders how NASA space and aeronautics technology helps enable agency goals, while creating or improving products and services that benefit life here on Earth. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Chief Technologist Mason Peck attended the event, along with hosting members of Congress, Dana Rohrabacher and Chaka Fattah, as well as other members interested in advancing American innovation through space technology.



Several companies and NASA centers exhibited new space technologies that provide advances in medicine, improve water quality, help design safer and more efficient airplanes and bring new solutions to everyday challenges.


TRT: 00:40
HQ Contact: David Steitz, 202-358-1730
For more info: www.nasa.gov/oct.

Cut# 1 – Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator

(TRT – 00:21) - “Technology development is the key to our future. If you look at everything that we want to do, whether it’s a heavy lift launch vehicle, Multi-purpose crew vehicle, commercial crew, everything we do is dependent on improving on the technologies that we have today. Because we’ve got to go farther, faster and we’ve got to find better ways to do it.”
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Cut# 2 - Mason Peck, NASA Chief Technologist

(TRT – 00:15) - “What you’re seeing here today are not only great ideas that benefit the space program, you’re seeing great ideas that have turned into products, services that bring wealth as Congressman Rohrabacher explained, bring wealth to our country.”
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