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NASA Talk Highlights What’s Next for Tomorrow’s Airplanes

By SpaceRef Editor
March 31, 2014
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NASA Talk Highlights What’s Next for Tomorrow’s Airplanes

On Tuesday, April 1 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Mark Anderson, the director of Flight Sciences Technology for Boeing Research & Technology will present “To the Frontiers of Flight: The Role of Innovation in Developing Tomorrow’s Products” at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center.

Anderson will review advanced aviation technology on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and focus on future air vehicles and concepts. He will also highlight NASA research contributions to the frontiers of flight

Anderson will be available to answer questions from the media during a news briefing at 1:15 p.m. that day. Media who wish to do so should contact Chris Rink at 757-864-6786, or by e-mail at, by noon on the day of the talk for credentials and entry to the center.

That same evening at 7:30, Anderson will present a similar program for the general public at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. This Sigma Series event is free and no reservations are required.

Anderson started as an aerodynamics engineer within Boeing Commercial Airplanes working in research and product development. He currently leads Boeing’s advanced technology research in aerodynamics, propulsion, acoustics, guidance systems, navigation and control, configuration design and applied mathematics. In addition, he serves as chief engineer for Flight & Systems Technology.

A member of the NASA Advisory Council Aeronautics Committee, Anderson served as a member of the National Research Council Committee to Assess NASA Aeronautics Flight Research Capabilities. He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and has served as Chairman of the AIAA national Aircraft Design Technical Committee and as General Chairman of the organization’s New Horizons in Aviation Forum.

For more information about NASA Langley’s Colloquium and Sigma Series Lectures, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.