Exploration Workshop: Don't Call Us, We'll Call You

Remarks by NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale at a Space Transportation Association Breakfast March 22, 2006

"One venue to begin this process of international collaboration on exploration is the upcoming Exploration Strategy Workshop from April 25-28, 2006, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center here in Washington. This workshop will be the first step in a series of activities planned for 2006 that will focus on defining a strategy for lunar exploration, including the role of the Moon as a stepping-stone to Mars and other destinations."

Editor's note: Dolores Beasley from NASA HQ PAO sent the following response to an inquiry I made asking when this workshop was going to be publicy announced. She replied: "The Exploration Strategy Workshopscheduled for April 25-28 is by invitation only. This is the first in a series of activities planned for this year andthefirst opportunity toengage partners in a multi-disciplinary dialogue to begin defining a strategy for lunar exploration. TheSpace Exploration Conferenceplanned for later this year is open to the public. At that time we willroll-out results ofthe various strategy workshops andactivities. Thatwill be theopportunity to discuss our progress in a public forum."

In other words NASA doesn't want the public to know what they are discussing - in a select forum - until after they decide what they want the public to know. I wonder if attendees will be asked to sign an NDA such that they won't talk to the media.

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