The sixth NASA’s Future Forum will be held at the Museum of Science, Boston, on 18 September. The Future Forum is a series of events between NASA personnel — administrators, scientists, engineers — and business, technology, and academic leaders in selected cities as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of NASA. The Future Forum in Boston will focus on space exploration benefits the economic and academic sector in Massachusetts.

  • 8:30 a.m. – Welcome by Dr. Iaonnis Miaoulis, president and director, Museum of Science
  • 8:45 a.m. – Remarks by NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale
  • 9 a.m. – Overview of the NASA Exploration Program: ARES manager Stephen Cook
  • 9:55 a.m. – News media question and answer session with presenters
  • 10 a.m. – Innovation Panel: “Unleashing the power of technology and creativity”
  • 11:15 a.m. – Discovery Panel: “Pushing the limits of knowledge to inspire new generations”
  • 12:30 p.m. – Luncheon speaker: STS-116 mission highlights by astronaut Nicholas Patrick
  • 1:45 p.m. – Inspiration Panel: “Building idea factories for the future”

Previous forums were held in Seattle, Columbus, St. Louis, Miami, and San Jose. The next and final NASA’s Future Forum will be held inChicago on 10 October 2008.

Source: NASA Press Release