Editor's note: This post by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was originally published on NASA's blog.
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, I'm joining Administrator Karen Mills of the Small Business Administration for a Google+ Hangout with ATA Engineering, one of the small businesses that made the Mars Science Laboratory mission landing a success.
Google+ members and reporters are welcome to join the discussion from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday. Administrator Mills and I will talk with representatives of ATA about their work to design and analyze the design of the entry, descent and landing process – known as "Seven Minutes of Terror" – as well as other systems operating the Curiosity rover.
The Google+ Hangout will go live here: http://plus.google.com/+NASA
We'll publish this link to the Hangout on NASA Social media sites soon, so stay tuned. Reporters wishing to join the Hangout should e-mail email@example.com for more information. You can join in the conversation on Wednesday by submitting your questions during the Google+ Hangout and on Twitter using the hashtag #AskNASA.