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For Release: Dec. 4, 1995

Release No. 95-112

NASA Langley Story Opportunities-December

REMINDER—TALK TOMORROW: JOYS AND TRIALS OF 115 DAYS IN SPACE. America's longest-flying space traveler, astronaut Norman Thagard, will be the guest speaker at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at the NASA Langley H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, Hampton, Va. Thagard will relate his more than 100-day experience as an inhabitant of the Russian space station Mir. A veteran of five space flights, Thagard has logged a U.S. record of 104 days in space. Interviews and photos are available.
CONTACT: Catherine E. Watson (757) 864-6122

‘WORKING TOGETHER’ WORKS. Jim McWha, Chief Engineer of Flight Systems for the Boeing Company, will discuss the development of the Boeing 777. The new airplane set a new standard for cooperation between Boeing and the airlines and suppliers, as well as between the engineering and operations groups within Boeing. The colloquium will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, Hampton, Va.
CONTACT: Catherine E. Watson (757) 864-6122

ELECTRONIC LISTING IS PROTOTYPE FOR CHARITIES NATIONWIDE. NASA Langley and the Virginia Peninsula Combined Federal Campaign have teamed up to put the CFC health and human welfare agency listing brochure on the world wide web. Hailed as "revolutionary" by Jack Garber, the national CFC director, the move promises to save printing costs and make more money available to those who really need it. The brochure is the single most expensive element of CFC campaigns across the nation. Other CFC communities are expected to adopt the Peninsula initiative as a model. World-wide web address for the listing is
CONTACT: Keith Henry (757) 864-6120

NASA HELPS STUDENTS REACH FOR THE STARS. Students at Phoebus High School, Hampton, Va. are building a one-story high model rocket with the help of engineers from the NASA Langley Research Center. The students plan to launch the rocket from the NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility, Va. in mid-December. The Phoebus rocket will carry two instruments that will make measurements of the atmosphere as the rocket parachutes to earth after ascending to 2,000 feet.
CONTACT: Catherine E. Watson (757) 864-6122

ECONOMIC IMPACT OUTLINED IN NEW BOOK. A comprehensive summary of NASA Langley’s institutional and finanical impact on the nation and the state of Virginia is available free upon request. The book covers a variety of topics including the center’s workforce, program accomplishments and partnerships, community service, facilities, awards to businesses and educational institutions, financial data and education programs. It will be available on the World Wide Web by spring. In the meantime, requestors may leave their mailing address at the number below.
CONTACT: Public Mail Center (757) 864-3293

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