NASA innovators and technology from around the country are heading to Oshkosh, Wisc., for AirVenture 2005. One of the largest and most celebrated air shows in the world, the aviation affair takes place at Whittman Regional Airport July 25 - 31.
NASA innovations will fill an exhibit hall dedicated to the Agency's achievements in air and space. Exhibits will highlight the Space Shuttle's upcoming Return to Flight and the Vision for Space Exploration. NASA will also present its work in science and aeronautics.
Image right: NASA's wing-warping research jets fill the skies at the Oshkosh air show in 2003. Credit: NASA
Technology on display will include a model of Ares, a plane that could soar over Mars on future missions, and the Generic Transport Model - a model jet used to research "refuse to crash" technology. This 50-pound miniature of a commercial airliner is remotely piloted and can fly as fast as 200 miles per hour.
Nearly 800,000 aviation enthusiasts are expected to attend AirVenture, some arriving in their own planes. The fly-in event features thousands of aircraft, ranging from home-built planes and antiques to military planes and futuristic prototypes.
Attendees can watch daily air shows featuring world-class aerobatic performers, attend any of the more than 500 seminars and workshops, and witness the debut of exciting new aircraft.
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