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Kathy Barnstorff
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For Release:   March 1, 2001

NASA Langley to open to public for one day

The home of the world's fastest water powered sled and only full-scale airplane pendulum swing crash test facility will open its doors to the public for the first time in four years on Saturday, April 28.

The NASA Langley Research Center has played a pivotal role in air and space travel, almost since the beginning of powered flight. Its engineers and technicians continue to develop revolutionary technologies in 220 buildings on 800 acres in Hampton. They're working to make the skies safer and quieter, pattern the materials of tomorrow and advance space exploration.

Come see some of NASA Langley's latest breakthroughs for yourself Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Help stimulate your child's imagination with a look at real-life space-age discoveries that may one day be part of everyday life. Enjoy a rare opportunity to step back in time and view where astronauts learned to walk on the moon.

It's NASA Langley's "Technology Leadership for the New Millennium," a public open house Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Langley Research Center is located near the corner of Commander Shepard Boulevard and Armistead Avenue in Hampton.

More details of "Technology Leadership for the New Millennium" will follow closer to the event.

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