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May 9, 2013

Lauren B. Worley
Headquarters, Washington

Kathy Barnstorff
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.

RELEASE 13-018
NASA Administrator to Tour Advanced Aviation Tech, Meet Media

HAMPTON, Va. -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will see technologies NASA is developing to make flying and the national air transportation system safer, greener and more efficient during a trip to NASA's Langley Research Center on Friday, May 10.

Bolden will visit Langley's Air Traffic Operations Laboratory and a cockpit simulator. He will join NASA Langley Center Director Lesa Roe and others for a look atfacilities that researchers are using to transform the nation's air trafficmanagement system, improve airline arrivals and fuel efficiency and enhanceaviation safety. Also included in Langley research are systems that would allow remotely piloted, unmanned aerial systems to be operated safely in the sameairspace used by piloted aircraft.

Reporters are invited join Bolden on his tour. Please arrive at the NASA Langley gate no later than 10 a.m. Please RSVP to Kathy Barnstorff by 9 a.m., Friday May 10, at 757-864-9886/344-8511 or by e-mail to kathy.barnstorff@nasa.gov. Video and stills of research are available on request.

Bolden is a former naval aviator, astronaut and retired Marine Corps Major General. He has been the head of NASA since 2009. For his complete biography, please go to:


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