Press Release

NASA Langley Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Series of Talks

By SpaceRef Editor
September 30, 2008
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HAMPTON, Va. — As part of NASA’s 50th anniversary celebration, NASA Langley Research Center will host a series of lectures this October highlighting the agency’s historical feats in exploration and discovery in science, aeronautics and space. The talks will also include a look ahead to future endeavors.

The series, called “NASA at 50: A Celebration of Science, Technology and the Spirit of Human Exploration,” will include the following lectures:

* October 7: NASA Human Spaceflight: Past, Present and Future by Ken

Reightler * October 14: The Exploration of the Moon and Planets: A New Perspective on

Earth by Dr. James W. Head III * October 21: Why NASA and Earth Science Are Vital for Human Wellbeing by

Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs * October 28: 50 Years of NASA Aeronautical Research by Roy V. Harris

Reporters are invited to interview the speakers at news conferences at 1:15 p.m. each Tuesday prior to lectures. For more information, contact Emily Outen at 864-7022 or at

The speakers will present the same lectures for the general public on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Air & Space Center on Settlers Landing Road in Hampton. The evening talks are FREE and no reservations are required.

SpaceRef staff editor.