Chris Rink
757-864-6786, 757-344-7711
NASA Talk Highlights the "New" Langley Research Center
HAMPTON, Va. – What's old will be new again for 93-year-old "Mother Langley." The nation's first aerospace research laboratory is getting a serious makeover.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, George Finelli, Center operations director will present "Sustainable Design of Langley Research Center's New Town and Future Infrastructure" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. Finelli will discuss the Center's revitalization efforts to modernize with state-of-the-art research facilities that are efficient to operate and friendly to the environment.

Media who wish to interview Finelli at a news briefing at NASA Langley at 1:15 p.m. on the day of the presentation should contact Chris Rink at 864-6786 or by e-mail at by noon on the day of the talk for credentials and entry to the center.

That evening, Finelli will present a similar talk for the general public at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. The evening presentation is free and no reservations are required.

For almost 10 years, Langley management has been in the planning and now initial construction phase to rejuvenate the center and transform it into a 21st century research laboratory.

Finelli will present the sustainable and low-impact-design features being incorporated into Langley's "New Town" including: geothermal heating and cooling, solar photovoltaic electricity, green roofs, passive solar heating and cooling, and responsible storm water management.

A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a master's of science degree in statistics, Finelli has been at NASA Langley since 1980. He also holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master's degree in public administration from Troy State University.

Finelli's Center Operations Directorate at NASA Langley provides operations and research support services to the entire Center. He is the former director of the NASA Aviation Safety and Security Program in the Aeronautics Mission Directorate.

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