Marny Skora
RELEASE : 08-062
Virginia Decisionmakers Meet at NASA Langley

HAMPTON, Va. – NASA's Langley Research Center will host elected officials, aerospace advisors and technology leaders at General Assembly Day Wednesday, Oct. 8, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Reid Conference Center. Following an overview outlining Langley's leadership in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research, visitors will tour center facilities.

Attendees will include members of the General Assembly and its Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS), the Governor's Aerospace Advisory Council and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Reporters who would like to meet and tour with General Assembly Day participants should contact Marny Skora at 864-3315 or at by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 7, for credentials and entry to the Center.

Guests will tour NASA's National Transonic Facility and see Orion and Ares flight test hardware, a lunar habitat, the cockpit motion simulators and the air traffic operations lab.

The combination of NASA Langley's technical expertise and world-class facilities create a technology gateway for the Hampton Roads region and offer a national resource for innovation, technology development and partnership opportunities. In Fiscal Year 2007, NASA Langley generated nearly $2 billion in revenue and 15,800 high-tech jobs for the U.S. economy; over a billion dollars and more than 10,000 jobs in the Commonwealth alone.

NASA Langley invests in Virginia and the nation via its research and education programs, procurements, grants to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations and support for business development.

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