My fellow Space Tweeps,

While many of you are/will be able to meet in Florida and get closer to astronauts and their marvelous machines, I will be able to have a taste of space science in my own backyard with the following event which will take place at the University of Tokyo next Sunday.

NASA-JAXA Cooperation: Into the Future 
Lecture & Panel Discussion 
Featuring New NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden

“Newly-appointed NASA Administrator and former astronaut Charles F. Bolden will discuss U.S. space policy, NASA’s newest projects, and future plans. JAXA President Keiji Tachikawa, JAXA Astronaut Chiaki Mukai, and Professor Shinichi Nakasuka of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the School of Engineering, Graduate School of the University of Tokyo, will also join discussion on future directions for this important partnership.”

With only 200 seats available I will have to go early!