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Katherine K. Martin
Media Relations Office
216-433-2406
katherine.martin@grc.nasa.gov
August 22, 2006
 
RELEASE : 06-043
 
 
NASA Appears For First Time at Indianapolis Air Show
 
 
NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, highlights its first appearance at the Indianapolis Air Show on August 26 and 27 with a special visit by David Wolf, a native of Indianapolis, Ind.

Wolf, a graduate of Indianapolis' North Central High School, will sign autographs at NASA's exhibit during the air show. He received a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University and a doctorate of medicine from Indiana University. Currently the Chief of the Astronaut Office Extravehicular Activity Branch, Wolf spent 152 days in space during three missions, including a long duration stay on the Russian MIR space station. He logged over 2000 flight hours including air combat training in an F4 Phantom jet and a T-38 Talon. He also flies competition sport aerobatics.

Specific times when Wolf will be available will be posted in the exhibit area.

The theme of NASA's exhibit is "Leading the Second Century of Flight" and features a 30-foot tall inflatable space shuttle. As NASA works to expand Earth's boundaries in the second century of flight, the space shuttle enables humans today to build the world's largest orbiting laboratory, paving the way back to the moon, on to Mars and farther into the solar system.

Also on hand periodically throughout the weekend will be NASA Glenn's goodwill ambassador, Eva, the larger than life inflatable astronaut, who will interact with visitors to the NASA exhibit. Visitors will also see a variety of other attractions at the NASA exhibit, including a moon rock, a space shuttle tire that was flown in space and life size images where visitors can have their photo taken as a space-walking astronaut or pilot. NASA handouts will be available for visitors to take home, including temporary tattoos and bookmarks.

For more information about Glenn, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/glenn/


For more information about the Indianapolis Air Show, visit:

http://www.indianapolisairshow.com/


 

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