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For release: March 10, 1997

Ann C. Gaudreaux
(757) 864-8150

Olin Jarrett
Office of Public Services
(757) 864-6320

RELEASE NO. 97-012

NASA LANGLEY TO CONDUCT 80TH ANNIVERSARY TOURS THROUGHOUT 1997

Beginning March 7, tours of NASA Langley Research Center will be conducted on the first and third Friday of each month beginning at 2 p.m. NASA Langley is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1917. The NACA became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958.

Tours will begin at NASA Langley’s Main Gate parking lot on Commander Shepard Boulevard at 2 p.m. They will run from March though Dec. 5, excluding the month of July. The tours will include a drive-through of the NASA Langley Research Center with stops at the lunar landing facility historical site, now the crash dynamics facility, and two wind tunnels. There is no cost, and a bus is provided.

There is a limit of 29 people on the tour, however, so reservations are required. To make reservations, please call Julie Fowler in the NASA Langley Office of Public Services at (757) 864-3309.

Another opportunity to see the Center will occur when an Open House will held on Saturday, July 19, 1997.

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