Hi, I’m Ben Reed from NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission, and my team is in the middle of making robotic history in space. AMA
I’m Ben Reed, a deputy project manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. I oversee the Robotic Refueling Mission on the International Space Station. My team is wrapping up our most exciting round of robotic operations, demonstrating the tools, techniques, and technologies needed to robotically refuel satellites on orbit. Get the scoop on the work being done in less than three minutes: http://bit.ly/ZyM5xT More information about our efforts can be found at: http://bit.ly/pQATuu Verification: http://bit.ly/Wp7OHg Ask me anything. I'll be answering your questions for about an hour, starting at 1pm EST.
EDIT: I love describing my work, I really really do. But duty calls and I must head into the operation control center. We are performing our most delicate task this afternoon/evening. I will be responding to more of the questions throughout the next day or so. Keep the good questions coming!! You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Those links can be found at http://ssco.gsfc.nasa.gov/
EDIT: No time to answer questions right now, but I'd like to announce that, tonight, the Robotic Refueling Mission has successfully demonstrated on-orbit robotic satellite refueling! Get the latest from Twitter (https://twitter.com/NASA_SatServ) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/NASA.Satellite.Servicing).