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Vote for Space at SXSW 2017

We need your help! There are a number of exciting space-related panels proposed for next year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW is a community-driven event and voting accounts for 30% of the decision-making process for any given programming slot. The selection process is extremely competitive and the more votes we submit for the space panels, the more likely a panel related to space exploration will be included in the final SXSW program. 

To help you out as you consider what to vote for, we’ve put together a list of all the NASA-related panel proposals. 

These proposals look at ways we explore the solar system and beyond:

These proposals looks at how we’re using out-of-this-world tech and data to create incredible experiences here on Earth and helping solve challenges through your participation:

A little closer to home, this proposal explores our work to study and observe our dynamic home world, Earth:

We want to send humans on a journey to Mars. How? These proposals would dive into this question and more: 

Lastly, we’re proposing a meetup for NASA and the entire space community at SXSW 2017:

Community voting and commenting for SXSW 2017 is open through September 2, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you in Austin in March at the SXSW Interactive Festival. Thanks!

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a South by Southwest Interactive panel conversation with Evan Smith, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of the Texas Tribune news service, about civic engagement in the 21st Century before an audience of creators, early adopters and entrepreneurs on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Other speakers include Casey Gerald, co-founder and CEO of MBAs Across America, and will talk about civic engagement in the 21st Century

Sex, death and Grumpy Cat: The true meaning of SXSW

(Photo: Helen A.S. Popkin / NBC News)

A small cat. A very small cat. A tiny lump of latte-colored kitty with more than a hint of Siamese, curled up against a pillow on a red velvet couch, bordello Baroque. Klieg lights illuminate the basement of Austin PR firm Fosforus like Havana at three in the afternoon.

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At SXSW, President Obama calls on tech leaders to make online voting a reality

At Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Interactive on Friday, President Barack Obama gave a keynote talk in which he asked the tech sector to build a reliable, seamless online voting platform to increase voter participation.

The president said that this kind of project can’t be the federal government’s job — it’s unconstitutional to develop a centralized, federal voting system (besides, as Obama reminded the crowd, let’s not forget the Affordable Care Act website debacle).

The biggest barrier that academics and special interest groups complain about is the potential for hijacking an election by hacking it. But proponents of online voting say that these concerns aren’t legitimate.

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