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NASA and SBA to co-host a Google+ Hangout on September 19

By Stephen Morris, SBA Official
Published: September 17, 2012 Updated: September 18, 2012

Editor's note: This post by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was originally published on NASA's blog.

Landing the Curiosity rover on Mars was a big feat for NASA, but we could not have done it without the work of small businesses.

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:

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 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.

About the Author:

Stephen Morris
Stephen Morris

SBA Official

Stephen Morris is online media coordinator for the U.S. Small Business Administration where he manages digital outreach to the small business community.


Very interesting information. Good to see this post. Thanks.

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