NASA technology investments: building our future in space

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Abstract

Investments in technology and innovation enable new space missions, stimulate the global economy, and inspire the next genera
tion of scientists,
engineers and astronauts. Chief Technologist Mason Peck will provide an overview of NASA’s

ambit
ious program of space exploration that builds
on new technologies, as well as proven capabilities, as it expands humanity’s reach into the solar system while providing bro
adly
-
applicable
benefits here on Earth.

Peck also will discuss efforts of the Office
of the Chief Technologist to coordinate the agency’s overall technology portfolio,
identifying development needs, ensuring synergy and reducing duplication, while furthering the national initiatives as outlin
ed by President
Obama’s Office of Science and Te
chnology Policy.

By coordinating technology programs within NASA, Peck's office facilitates integration of
available and new technology into operational systems that support specific human
-
exploration missions, science missions, and aeronautics. The
office

also engages other government agencies and the larger aerospace community to develop partnerships in areas of mutual interest

that could
lead to new breakthrough capabilities.

NASA technology transfer translates national air and space missions into societ
al benefits for people
everywhere.

Peck will highlight NASA's use of technology transfer and commercialization to help American entrepreneurs and innovators dev
elop technological
solutions that stimulate the growth of the global economy by creating new pr
oducts and services, new business and industries and high quality,
sustainable jobs.

Bio

Dr. Mason Peck serves as the agency’s principal advisor and advocate on matters concerning technology policy and programs. As

the chief
technology advocate, Peck hel
ps communicate how NASA technologies benefit space missions and the day
-
to
-
day lives of Americans. Peck has a
broad background in aerospace technology, built upon nearly 20 years of experience in industry and academia.

He has worked with NASA as
an
enginee
r on a variety of technology programs, including the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System and Geostationary Operational
Environmental Satellites. The NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts sponsored his academic research in modular spacecraft arch
itectur
es and
propellant
-
less propulsion, and the International Space Station currently hosts his research group’s flight experiment in microchip
-
size spacecraft.

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Presents

Seminar

with guest speaker

Dr. Mason Peck, NA
SA Chief Technologist


NASA technology investments:

building our future in space


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

11:15


12:15

ERC 427

(light refreshments beginning at 10:30)