Vote for NASA Panels at South By Southwest
Artist concept of an astronaut sitting in a chair and floating in space. This artist's concept of an armchair astronaut illustrates space exploration via Web-enabled tools. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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How can you participate in space exploration? How can armchair astronauts interact instantly with NASA? What does an Earth flyby look like from an asteroid's point of view? These are just a handful of the questions that will be answered at the 2011 South By Southwest Interactive Conference (SXSW) if NASA's three proposed panels make the cut.

Audience voting counts for 30 percent of whether or not a panel gets selected from the nearly 2,400 panels up for consideration. In previous years, about 100 panels made the schedule for the five-day event.

Here's how to vote:

1. Register (for free) at the PanelPicker website.

2. Click the links below to read brief descriptions of NASA's proposed panels and vote.

Voting is open now through Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.

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Stephanie L. Smith 818-393-5464
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.