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NASA ADMINISTRATOR SPEAKS AT AERO CLUB LUNCHEON
03.27.12
 
NASA ADMINISTRATOR SPEAKS AT AERO CLUB LUNCHEON

On Tuesday, March 27 at the Aero Club of Washington's luncheon held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden updated the audience on the latest NASA initiatives and the agency's Fiscal Year 2013 budget request. The Aero Club fosters interest in aeronautics and hosts regular forums to discuss issues with leaders in the field. NASA’s proposed FY 2013 budget was released in February 2012.


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Cut #1 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

(TRT- 00:12) “At its core, NASA remains about American innovation and American ingenuity.  We're keeping the U.S. the world leader in space exploration and showcasing our knack for solving problems and improving life here on Earth. “
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Cut #2 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

(TRT- 00:41) “NASA researchers investigated for the first time the impact on airport local air quality of jet engines burning renewable biofuels and found large reductions in the output of harmful small particulates compared to burning today’s jet fuel. Building on those successes, in FY13 we plan to perform ground and flight tests with standard jet fuel and alternative fuel blends to understand and measure contrail formation, as well as measure gaseous and particulate emissions in the atmosphere.  These tests will give us insight into how altitude and alternative fuels affect engine emissions, and determine if alternative fuels affect the formation of contrails or their properties.”
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