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NASA Showcasing New Optical Technologies, Developments and Science at SPIE Conference
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- NASA will showcase and discuss a wealth of projects, technologies and science at the 2011 SPIE Optics and Photonics conference. Reporters should contact the conference to attend.

The conference is the largest inter-disciplinary technical conference in North America. The conference will be held from August 21 to 25, 2011 at the San Diego Convention Center at 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, Calif.

"The showcase will include top scientists and technology managers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. They will be available to describe the innovative science and technology behind multiple NASA missions, including the James Webb Space Telescope's groundbreaking optics, software, and materials."

This upcoming conference also coincides with Goddard's ongoing "Can you See it Now?" campaign. This effort is focused on transitioning a deep portfolio of wavefront sensing and adaptive optics technologies, procedures, and lab equipment to private industry and can be found at: A full listing of technologies available for licensing can be found at

For SPIE attendees or other groups interested in learning more about Goddard technologies or capabilities, contact Enidia Santiago-Arce of Goddard's Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) Office at, or 301-286-8497. Reporters can register to attend by emailing

For more information about available technologies from NASA Goddard, visit:

For more information about how to partner with NASA, visit:

For information about the SPIE conference, visit:

Goddard Release No. 11-052

Enidia Santiago-Arce
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Rob Gutro
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.