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, 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.

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SpaceRef staff editor.