Marny Skora

RELEASE : 09-054
09-054: NASA Hosts Welsh Trade Mission June 23

HAMPTON, VA. – Former astronaut Scott Horowitz will introduce Welsh business and business development representatives to various NASA technologies during a visit of approximately 50 members of the International Business Wales (IBW) group to NASA's Langley Research Center on Tuesday, June 23.

IBW is the economic development and trade arm of the Welsh Assembly Government. The United States is Wales' largest export market. At NASA Langley, the delegation hopes to identify future partners, joint venture opportunities and strategic alliances to foster even stronger U.S.-Welsh business relations.

Horowitz, an IBW partner, will escort the Welsh delegation as they participate in a series of briefings about NASA Langley partnership, procurement, and current research and development opportunities. The visitors will also explore wind tunnels, structural test facilities and exploration hardware at Langley.

Earlier in the week, the IBW visited Boeing and, following the Langley leg of their U.S. tour, they will talk with Department of Defense officials in Washington, D.C.

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