NASA's 2014 Budget Proposal

NASA's FY 2014 cover art. Includes artist concept of Mars, an asteroid, the moon and the Earth.

NASA's FY2014 budget proposal includes a plan to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it safely to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system where astronauts can visit and explore it.

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FY2014 Asteroid Strategy

NASA's FY2014 Asteroid Strategy presentation cover page

Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot's Presentation on Asteroid Strategy (1.3 MB PDF)

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Asteroid Initiative Industry & Partner Day
image promoting NASA's asteroid initiative request for ideas.

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Event: NASA's Asteroid Initiative Industry & Partner Day
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Location: NASA Headquarters James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E Street, SW, Washington, D.C. Click here for directions.

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On June 18, NASA will host an event in which experts will provide details about NASA’s asteroid initiative, including the observation campaign, the orbital tracking, robotic components, the human elements, and enhanced focus on planetary defense. We will describe our upcoming planning timeline and clearly identify opportunities and processes for providing input into our planning. During this public forum, NASA will also release a Request for Information (RFI) to seek new ideas for mission elements and describe the process for submitting your ideas to NASA so that NASA teams may consider your innovative solutions and/or participation.

Time (EDT) Topic Speaker
9:30-9:35 Opening and Welcome Jenn Gustetic
9:35-9:50 Asteroid Initiative Overview NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver
9:50-10:05 White House Perspective Tom Kalil
10:05-11:15 Mission Panel:
Human Exploration and Operations:
Space Technology:

NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot
William Gerstenmaier
John Grunsfeld (Ph.D)
Mike Gazarik (Ph.D)
11:15-11:30 Partnerships and Innovative Methods Jason Kessler

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