NASA TO HELP KENTUCKIANS CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF POWERED
Volunteers from NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.,
will bring a special celebration of the Centennial of Flight to
this month's Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.
NASA Langley serves a five-state region, including Kentucky,
West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, for
education and public outreach.
To help commemorate 100 years of powered flight, NASA Langley
which was founded just fourteen years after the Wright
Brothers' historic first flight developed a special
"This is the first time NASA Langley has ever participated in
the Kentucky State Fair," said Donna Lawson, NASA Langley's
exhibits manager. "We're excited to have this opportunity to share
Langley's 86-year history of achievements in aerospace technology
with our neighbors. Our goal is to help inspire Kentuckians and
others who attend the state fair to become part of the next
generation of explorers."
NASA Langley's traveling exhibit will offer a hands-on,
interactive experience and plenty of real-life NASA scientists and
engineers to answer questions. Displays will chronicle the history
of aviation from the first flight to space flight, present the
latest in NASA research and highlight ground-breaking technologies
that will change the future of aerospace.
Youngsters will be able to learn more about how a plane flies
and aviation history with the help of an innovative story book
exhibit, called F.A. Plane. Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will
be able to see and "fly" a NASA flight technology demonstrator, a
computer simulator similar to a future plane they may some day fly.
Participants will even be able to take home a NASA souvenir in the
form of posters, publications and education packets.
The Kentucky State Fair runs from August 14-24, 2003.
Photographs and interviews are available on request.
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