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For Release: September 27, 2000


Barbara Kakiris
Media Relations Office
(216) 433-2513
barbara.l.kakiris@grc.nasa.gov

Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office
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Local Rocket Scientist is "Discovered"

Discover magazine has named Diane L. Linne, an aerospace engineer in NASA Glenn Research Center's Turbomachinery and Propulsion Systems Division, one of the nation's 20 most innovative researchers and scientists under age 40. The list was compiled for a commemorative 20th Anniversary Issue that hits newsstands now.

Linne was noted for her work in advanced fuels development and characterization for planetary exploration. Her research focuses on using carbon monoxide and oxygen made from the carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere as propellants to return from Mars. She is currently investigating the new technology of ceramic rocket engines.

To view Discover magazine and the article that features Linne, titled "20 Young Scientists to Watch," please visit:

http://www.discover.com/oct_00/featwatch.html

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Note to Editors: Linne resides in North Royalton. Portrait photos of her are available upon request.

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