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  • Remarks to the Organization of Women Executives

    I focused my talk today on America’s space program – something I’m passionate about – and also some of the women of NASA and their achievements.

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  • Remarks at the Chicago Future Forum

    There is another side of NASA, which contributes to what we call the "Space Economy" -- the very tangible and pervasive ways in which the exploration of space affects our daily lives here on Earth.

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  • Remarks at the Boston Future Forum

    Through inspiration, innovation, and discovery NASA continues to meet its mission to explore. ... During the last five decades, we've made amazing achievements in space; we've seen complete hurricanes for the first time; we've stepped on to the surface of the moon; and we've seen to the far reaches of the universe.

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  • Remarks at the Glenn Research Center Honor Awards Ceremony

    In the words of the author Victor Hugo, "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." For me, there is nothing like the dedication of NASA employees to make dreams come true. From our past to our present, we owe you, the pioneers of aeronautics research and space exploration, a debt of gratitude.

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  • Remarks Honoring Dr. John Mather at the Unveiling of His Nobel Prize

    Dr. Mather, along with Dr. George Smoot of the University of California, received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2006. Now, we have the honor to unveil the Nobel Prize that will be displayed at NASA Headquarters and again commend Dr. Mather for his outstanding work.

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  • Remarks at Smithsonian Folklife Festival Opening Ceremonies

    We very much appreciate the Smithsonian Institution’s invitation for NASA to participate in this magnificent annual event. We’re honored by the distinction the Folklife Festival has given NASA as only the second federal agency to be featured in the Festivals' 42-year history.

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  • 50 Years of Exploration

    Remarks at United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

    UNCOPUOS has helped lead the way with the establishment of the Outer Space Treaties, which form the bedrock principles upon which we carry out our activities in space.

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  • Remarks at San Jose Future Forum

    This is the first time we are holding a Future Forum in the virtual world, Second Life, and our Second Life attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in our panel sessions. It is an honor to have this dialogue both virtually and at The Tech Museum of Innovation.

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  • Remarks at California Space Day

    I’m delighted to be here with you today in the Golden State of California. California Space Day is important because it allows public officials and the aerospace community to discuss space policy and the space economy.

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  • Remarks at the Miami Future Forum

    This year, we’re celebrating NASA's 50th anniversary. And it is fitting that we're holding one of only seven Future Forums in the State of Florida--the place where America's space exploration dreams have taken flight for over forty years.

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  • Remarks at the St. Louis Future Forum

    I think all of us at NASA are attracted to the space program by the same things that keep the American people so intrigued and inspired by our mission: the excitement of discovery, that irresistible human impulse to explore beyond the next horizon, and the feeling of being a part of something grander than ourselves.

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  • Remarks at the Launch of STS-123

    What a great night to be at the Kennedy Space Center - the place where America’s space exploration dreams have taken flight for over 40 years.

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  • Remarks Before the California Space Authority, New Mexico Space Authority and Space Florida

    "At NASA, we have had 50 years of successful exploration in large part due to our partnership with the many capable innovators in this exciting industry. Yet, we have just scratched the surface. There is so much more to explore."

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  • NASA: The Future of Exploration

    Remarks at 3rd Annual Space Exploration Conference

    "NASA drives innovation by tackling hard, complex problems and overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles."

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  • Remarks at the Columbus Future Forum

    "Like many at NASA, being a part of our nation’s space program is the fulfillment of a life-long dream for me."

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  • Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony

    Because of you, we really are on the cusp of something extraordinary, a new era of exploration, in which we’ll step beyond low-Earth orbit.

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  • Remarks to the National Association of Women Business Owners Silicon Valley Chapter

    "NASA's 50 years have brought real benefits to business owners across this ... this nation. And the best part is that we’re just getting started."

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  • Remarks to the National Space Club

    Highlights of NASA's FY 2009 Budget & the Year Ahead.

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  • Deputy Administrator's Remarks on the FY 2009 Budget

    The president’s request for NASA is $17.6 billion, a 1.8 percent increase over the FY2008 enacted budget, along with a steady, five-year runout that includes an increase each year of around 2.4 percent.

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  • Remarks by NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale at the Seattle Future Forum

    "Space is pervasive in our lives, invisible yet critical to so many aspects of our daily activities and well-being."

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