NASA Looking to Commercial Sector for New Technology and Materials

      NASA Looking to Commercial Sector for New Technology and Materials

Jacobs Engineering Group to Outline NASA's Needs at Texas Manufacturing Event

PR Newswire

SANTA MONICA, California, October 1, 2013

SANTA MONICA, California, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

It costs $50,000 to launch a gallon of water into space. To reduce costs, NASA
partners with the private sector for specialized research and to develop new
materials. Speaking on behalf of NASA on October 15, 2013, Mayur Ahuja, Deputy
Director of Engineering at Jacobs Engineering Group, will share insights on
the roadmap for upcoming projects to guide companies interested in supporting
future projects.

"NASA wants to develop new technologies and extend existing ones by partnering
with the commercial sector to advance long-range missions," Ahuja said. "The
goal is to lower the cost of operating in space and of sustaining that
operation, as well as to increase the performance of space hardware."

NASA seeks fresh perspectives to its daily challenges from all types of
organizations. Where possible, it uses items that are commercially available
and have been well researched and tested.

Ahuja will present in the Tech Theater, located on the tradeshow floor, at The
Texas Advanced Manufacturing Expo. The Tech Theater is part of UBM Canon's
commitment to providing attendees with relevant, free educational material.
Presentations highlight the latest technological innovation, industry
developments and trends. 

The Texas Advanced Manufacturing Expo and Conference takes place October
15-16, 2013 at the Reliant Center in Houston. Thousands of area manufacturers
will have the opportunity to see demonstrations from more than 350 exhibitors
showcasing new products, technologies and service offerings. Attendees will
find ample opportunities to meet new customers and suppliers to make their
operations globally competitive.

The trade show floor is divided into six co-located events: TexasPack for the
packaging industry, ATX Texas for automation, AeroCon for aviation and
defense, PLASTEC Texas for plastics, PBS Texas for process technology, and
Design & Manufacturing. Register online by clicking here.

The event is supported by local manufacturing organizations and universities
including the Houston Bulk Materials Handling Society, Society of Plastics
Engineers, Rice University, Greater Houston Manufacturers Association, and
Process Equipment Manufacturers Association.

About UBM Canon

UBM Canon is a leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the $3
trillion advanced manufacturing sector. It supports the flow of information,
commerce and innovation by producing trade show events, conferences and
publishing digital and print B2B media. UBM Canon is part ofUBMplc (UBM.L) a
global provider of media and information services for professional B2B
communities and markets.

About Jacobs Engineering Group

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world's largest and most diverse
providers of professional technical services. With 2012 revenuesofnearly $11
billion, it offers full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and
government clients across multiple markets. Services include scientific and
specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering and construction,
and operationsand maintenance.


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