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NASA Means Business

ABOUT NASA MEANS BUSINESS

What It Is

Why Your Knowledge Is Needed

Who May Participate

How to Participate

When and Where the Program Will Take Place

Program Amendments

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Finalist Teams for 2005

Past Teams & Their Work

 

 

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Burke O. Fort
fort@mail.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-7225
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
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ABOUT NASA MEANS BUSINESS


Interested?... Here's How it Works

During the Fall 2004 semester, you will assemble a team of your college student colleagues to prepare and submit a proposal according to the guidelines set forth in this web site.

We are looking for teams with members representing both the traditional "space disciplines" PLUS some not normally associated with space exploration, like:

 
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Survey Research
  • Sociology/Psychology
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  • Radio-TV and Film
  • Communication
  • Fine Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Other similar disciplines
  • If your proposal is selected from those received, you will then compete against four other Finalist Teams to develop a Promotion Plan and two (2) Promotional Videos about the International Space Station.

    The main objective of the Space Station Promotion Plan and Videos is to effectively articulate to the general public the value and anticipated contributions of the Space Station to space exploration as well as to life on Earth.

    Then, in May 2005, representatives of the Finalist Teams will attend the Seventh Annual NASA Customer Engagement Conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. This Conference will be a forum for:

    • Presenting your teams' work;
    • Interacting with leading NASA, industry and university community "customer engagement" professionals;
    • Receiving status reports on the progress of space exploration missions and programs; and
    • Attending a special "behind-the-scenes" tour of the Johnson Space Center.

    NASA plans to incorporate innovations from your work into its emerging Customer Engagement strategy and evaluate it against other leading concepts being developed for NASA-TV and elsewhere.

    Each of the five Finalist Teams will receive:

    • cash awards of $1,000,
    • travel grants to the Johnson Space Center for both a January 2005 Space Station Orientation program and the May 2005 Customer Engagement Conference, and
    • recognition for their contributions to the Space Station program.

    In addition, an overall "Grand Prize Recipient" will be selected and announced at the Conference.