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NASA Holds Space Tech Mission Directorate Update Media Call Aug. 5

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to discuss the activities of the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate and how technology drives exploration.

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NASA Associate Administrator for Space Technology Michael Gazarik will provide journalists with an overview, in addition to updating reporters on the agency's space technology portfolio. Gazarik also will discuss recent and upcoming activities and how new space technology will enable missions to asteroids, Mars and beyond.

To participate, reporters should call 1-800-369-6087, with the passcode "technology." Journalists will be required to provide their name and affiliation in order to participate. International media representatives should dial 1-773-756-0843, to participate.

The teleconference also will be streamed live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is innovating, developing, testing and flying hardware for use in future missions. The agency's technology investments provide cutting-edge solutions for our nation's future. During the next 18 months, the directorate will make significant new investments to address several high-priority challenges in achieving safe and affordable deep space exploration. These focused technology thrust areas are tightly aligned with NASA's Space Technology Roadmaps, the Space Technology Investment Plan and National Research Council recommendations.

For more information about NASA's space technology activities, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacetech

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