┬áNASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, invites media to the 10th Annual Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium, Oct. 25-26, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Panel discussions will be held in the Charger Union Theater.

This year’s symposium theme, “Gateways in Space: Exploration, Security and Commerce,” will focus on benefits, challenges and opportunities in advancing space activities, and highlight recent progress in science, engineering and technology. The event, hosted by the American Astronautical Society, will feature speakers and panelists from government, industry and academia.

NASA speakers and panelists include:

Robert Lightfoot, NASA acting administrator, NASA Headquarters, Washington
William Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Dennis Andrucyk, NASA deputy associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Jason Crusan, director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Todd May, director, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Bobby Watkins, director, Marshall Human Exploration Development and Operations Office
David Burns, director, Marshall Science & Technology Office
John Honeycutt, program manager, Space Launch System Program Office
The symposium’s panel discussions and presentations, with the exception of the Oct. 25-26 luncheons, will be streamed live online at:


For more information about the symposium and the complete agenda, visit: