MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. ­ Bobby Braun, NASA’s chief technologist from NASA Headquarters, Washington, will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, to discuss innovation and technology in NASA’s future and the important role that NASA Ames Research Center will play to make the future a reality.

At 44, Braun is one of the youngest senior leaders at NASA Headquarters. Before coming to Washington in February of this year, Braun taught aerospace engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, for the past nine years. Prior to becoming a professor, Braun worked for 15 years as a researcher and engineer on Mars missions at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. Braun is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, with advanced degrees from George Washington University and Stanford University.

Reporters interested in attending the media briefing at NASA Ames should contact Mike Mewhinney at 650-604-3937 or 650-207-1323, Reporters unable to attend in person may dial in to the briefing and should contact Rachel Hoover at 650-604-0643 or 650-930-6149, for the dial-in information.

What: Media briefing by NASA¹s Chief Technologist Bobby Braun

When: 1 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

Where: NASA Ames Research Center, Jack Boyd Committee Room, second floor Bldg. N200.

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