Press Release

NASA Hosts Virginia Governor’s Aerospace Council

By SpaceRef Editor
June 11, 2012
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HAMPTON, Va. — NASA Langley Research Center will host for the first time the Virginia Governor’s Aerospace Advisory Council meeting here on Tuesday, June 12.

Following a morning business meeting and lunch, council members will tour NASA Langley facilities beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Media who wish to accompany council members on the tour should contact Chris Rink at 757-864-6786, or by e-mail at [email protected], by noon, June 12.

The Aerospace Advisory Council advises the governor on policy and funding to promote aerospace and the space exploration industry in Virginia. There are 19 council members; NASA Langley Center Director Lesa Roe is an active, non-voting member.

Council members will view some of NASA Langley’s current research and development projects including the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) — inflatable aero shells and technologies suitable for delivering cargo to other planets and returning it from the International Space Station.

For more information about the Governor’s Aerospace Advisory Council: http://www.doav.virginia.gov/AAC.htm

For more information about NASA Langley: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/index.html

SpaceRef staff editor.