NASA to Make Significant Announcement About Mars Construction Nov. 7

📅   Mon November 06, 2017 - National Edition


A NASA official will announce the launch of a new nationwide competition to identify firms that can use technology and robots to remotely construct astronaut facilities on the planet Mars.
A NASA official will announce the launch of a new nationwide competition to identify firms that can use technology and robots to remotely construct astronaut facilities on the planet Mars.

On Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. CST, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will make a significant announcement about using robots to build structures on Mars during remarks to a construction technology conference that will be livestreamed at www.agc.org/mars-challenge. A NASA official will announce the launch of a new nationwide competition to identify firms that can use technology and robots to remotely construct astronaut facilities on the planet Mars.

Tony Kim, the project manager for NASA, will make the announcement during the fall meeting of the BIM Forum, a meeting to help the construction industry better use Building Information Modeling technology and techniques. Peter Carrato, a Fellow with Bechtel Corporation and member of NASA's Centennial Challenge Committee, will detail how the new NASA competition will require firms to follow what's known as Levels of Development that were established by the members of the BIM Forum, a group first created by the Associated General Contractors of America.

WHO: Tony Kim, project manager, NASA, Huntsville, Ala.

Peter Carrato, fellow, Bechtel Corporation and member, NASA Centennial Challenge Committee, San Francisco, Calif.

WHAT: NASA announcement about plans to use robots to build astronaut structures on mars

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 7

10 a.m. CST

WHERE: Livestream available at: www.agc.org/mars-challenge

CONTACT: Brian Turmail, 703-459-0238 or turmailb@agc.org