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Karen Jenvey
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650-604-4789
karen.jenvey @nasa.gov

David E. Steitz
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1730
david.steitz@nasa.gov

Janet L. Anderson
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
janet.l.anderson@nasa.gov

Jo Dempsey
CAFE Foundation, Santa Rosa, Calif.
707-484-5137
jo@cafefoundation.org

Sept. 28, 2011
 
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NASA Invites Media to Google Green Flight Challenge Expo
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Journalists will get an opportunity to view eight electric, biofueled and hybrid-powered aircraft up close on Oct. 3, 2011, at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The event highlights the Google Green Flight Challenge Exposition hosted by NASA. Exposition visitors also will learn who may have won $1.65 million in NASA prize money available for the winner of competition. The purse is the largest aviation prize ever offered.

NASA and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation of Santa Rosa, Calif., will host the exposition from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. PDT, with an awards ceremony streamed on NASA Television at noon PDT.

The exposition follows the 2011 CAFE Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google, at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif., Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.

The competition attracted 13 teams, led by American innovators. Three of those teams successfully completed aircraft and flight qualification requirements are competing for the prize purse. The teams will fly to prove they have the most fuel-efficient small aircraft in the world.

To attend the exposition at NASA’s Ames Research Center, reporters should contact Karen Jenvey at karen.jenvey @nasa.gov or David Steitz at david.steitz@nasa.gov to arrange for media credentials.

To attend airport challenge events in Santa Rosa, reporters should contact Steitz or Janet Anderson at janet.l.anderson@nasa.gov.

For more information about the CAFE Foundation and the Green Flight Challenge, visit:

http://goo.gl/65o5Q


For more information about NASA Centennial Challenges, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/challenges


For more information about NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT), visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/oct


 

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