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For Release: May 31, 1996

Catherine E. Watson
(804) 864-6122

Release No. 96-042

Imaginative Possibilities for the Future of Aeronautics

Dennis Bushnell, NASA Langley’s chief scientist, will discuss possible outgrowths of current aeronautics research at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at the NASA Langley H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, Hampton, Va.

Bushnell will share his vision of the future of aeronautics, a future that may include personal helicopters, advanced aircraft to transport goods over long distances, and air breathing engines for space travel. Bushnell also will discuss how rapid technological advances can be coupled with imaginative engineering.

There will be a media briefing at 1:15 p.m. in the Wythe Room of the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center. Media who wish to attend this briefing should contact Catherine Watson at (804) 864-6122.

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