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For Release: Jan. 28, 1998

Janice Johnson

(757) 864-6123

RELEASE NO. 98-005

NASA TECHNOLOGY - HOW AEROSPACE GETS TO YOUR HOME

NASA's past and present technology touches the lives of people everyday at home, in their cars and as part of their medical care. Tuesday, Feb. 3, Dr. Joseph S. Heyman, will highlight these commercialization successes in a presentation on NASA technology. Highlighted will be new products for air quality, materials, sensors and health.

Heyman, Director of the Technology Applications Group (TAG) at NASA Langley Research Center, is responsible for the Center's technology partnership programs with industry. The group provides leadership for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programs, Space Act Agreements with non-aerospace industries, licenses and patents with industry partners.

Heyman holds more than 16 patents and has received many awards for his research, including eight technology transfer awards.

A media briefing will be held at 1:15 p.m. in the Wythe Room of the NASA Langley H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Boulevard in Hampton. Media who wish to attend this briefing should contact Janice Johnson (757) 864-6123. Heyman's talk begins at 2 p.m.

A similar presentation will be given by Heyman at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Air and Space Center (VASC) in Hampton.

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