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Aeronautics Research Making Air Travel Safer, Greener and More Efficient
February 21, 2013

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is making air travel safer, greener and more efficient for everyone.

Aviation is a critical job-creating industry in the United States, generating more than $400 billion in direct economic activity, supporting more than 650,000 jobs and accommodating the business and personal travel of more than 600 million passengers every year in the United States.

Nearly every aircraft today has NASA-supported technology on board that helps the vehicle fly more safely and efficiently.

But NASA isn't stopping there. With world-class federal, industry and academic partners – in particular, the Federal Aviation Administration - we are creating the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen. Our work will help find solutions for increasing the capacity, efficiency and flexibility of our national airspace, and help address substantial noise, emissions, efficiency, performance, and safety challenges.

To learn more about how NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is supporting jobs across the country, watch:


To learn more about President Obama's plan to make America a magnet for jobs, view the Fact Sheet:

The President's Plan to Make America a Magnet for Jobs by Investing in Manufacturing

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