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Media Advisory: Richmond Event to Showcase 100 years of NASA Langley Research Center

By SpaceRef Editor
January 25, 2017
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Talk to an astronaut, see the latest research and explore 100 years of technology development during a special NASA event in Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 1-2

As part of the 12th annual AeroSpace Days in Richmond, NASA Langley will debut a traveling exhibit to the public and news media in downtown Richmond that highlights the 100th anniversary of Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. It will be the first appearance of this centennial exhibit.

The exhibit features an interactive journey through a century of NASA Langley’s aeronautics, science and space achievements. The exhibit – housed inside a specially-equipped 18-wheeler – will be located in the parking lot at the corner of 9th and Broad streets.

For a peek at the trailer, go to

The two-day event is open to the public both days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Media availability will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 2, featuring astronaut Shannon Walker at the exhibit trailer. Also invited are members and pages of the General Assembly.

Interested media should contact Michael Finneran in the NASA Langley Office of Communications at (757) 864-6110 or [email protected]

NASA Langley is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2017. Langley was founded just three months after America’s entry into World War I as the nation’s first civilian facility focused on aeronautical research. The goal was, simply, to “solve the fundamental problems of flight.”

NASA Langley continues to conduct aeronautics research and now also studies Earth’s atmosphere and develops technology for space exploration. For more about Langley, go to

The exhibit is part of NASA Langley’s annual Aerospace Day at General Assembly. Highlights include meetings with legislators and members of the governor’s cabinet and an evening reception sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aviation. This event is held in conjunction with NASA Wallops Flight Facility and more than 20 industry, university and government partners to increase awareness of the impact of NASA and the aerospace industry.

SpaceRef staff editor.