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NASA Brings Universe to South By Southwest

JWST at SXSW in 2013
Nobel Laureate Dr. John Mather and Northrop Grumman engineer Scott Willoughby talk to a crowd gathered around a model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope at South by Southwest on March 9, 2013. Credits: NASA

NASA returns to Austin, Texas, to share its exciting missions, discoveries, technology advancements and plans for future space exploration at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival, March 10-14, and SXSW Tradeshow, March 13-15.

Experts from across the agency will participate in several thought-provoking panel discussions at the Interactive Festival on topics ranging from Humans, Robots and Microbes to Dark Energy and Exoplanets to NASA’s next Great Observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope.

A full list of panels with NASA’s participants is online at:

In addition to the panels, visitors to SXSW can “Experience NASA” at the agency’s Tradeshow exhibit in booth 729 at the Austin Convention Center. Learn about how to collaborate with NASA on citizen science projects, participate in NASA prizes and challenges, and get the latest information on exciting NASA missions and spacecraft, including the:

Missions and programs presenting at SXSW will provide updates from their sessions via their mission social media accounts. Festival attendees are encouraged to share what they learn about NASA throughout the SXSW Interactive Festival and Tradeshow by tagging social media posts, pictures and more with #NASASXSW.

Learn more about NASA and its missions and programs at:

To follow NASA on social media, start at:


Karen Northon
Headquarters, Washington