Release No. 96-153
For Release: Immediately
NASA Langley Story Opportunities - September
NASA Langley To Market Technologies At EXPOTECH '96. NASA
Langley has joined with other area technology-based organizations
to support EXPOTECH '96, the Virginia Peninsula's trade and
technology show set for Sept. 10-11 in the Hampton Coliseum.
Langley representatives will be present to explain promising new
technologies and their marketing potential. EXPOTECH was created to
stimulate and encourage commercialization of developing technology
and is coordinated by the Peninsula Advanced Technology Center.
NASA LANGLEY EXPOTECH TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITS:
Periodontal Structures device for detecting the onset of gum
Affordable Technology to Link America's Schools (ATLAS) will
provide school systems affordable, low-cost solutions for access to
the information superhighway.
Thermal Bond Inspection System for use with structures and
materials to detect defects, measure thickness or monitor the
Rotating Self-Nulling Eddy Current Probe for detection of
fatigue cracks under rivet heads.
LaRC RP 46 high temperature polyimide resin composite for
easy-to-use application to improve adhesives, printed circuit
boards and foams.
Next Generation Molded Magnets technology offers potential for
low-cost, easier-to- manufacture magnets that are resistant to
PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Keith Henry (757) 864-6120
Testing High Temperature Superconductors in Space. Since
the discovery of high temperature superconductor (HTS) materials in
1986, there has been no data to support their use in space. In
spacecraft, HTS could reduce power and thermal requirements, thus
reducing the size of the spacecraft. The Materials In Devices As
(MIDAS) experiment will evaluate the electrical
properties of multiple HTS specimens while aboard the Russian space
station Mir. MIDAS will be taken to Mir aboard the Space Shuttle
Atlantis (STS-79) in September. For approximately 90 days, MIDAS
will test HTS samples from NASA Langley, the Moscow Institute of
Electronic Equipment (MIEE), and the Eaton Corp., Milwaukee, Wisc.
Interviews, photo, illustration and video are available.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Catherine E. Watson (757)
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