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NASA Langley to Open to Public for One Day

Press Release From: Langley Research Center
Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2007

The home of the first astronauts and the world's fastest water powered sled will open its doors to the public for the first time in six years on Saturday, October 27.

NASA's Langley Research Center is celebrating its 90th anniversary. It has played a pivotal role in air and space travel, almost since the beginning of powered flight. NASA Langley scientists, engineers and technicians continue to develop revolutionary technologies in 220 buildings on 800 acres in Hampton. They are working to return astronauts to the moon, make the skies safer and more efficient and contribute to a better understanding of the Earth's atmosphere.

Come see some of NASA Langley's latest breakthroughs for yourself Saturday, October 27, from 10 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 land on the moon.

It's NASA Langley's "On the Leading Edge since 1917," a public open house Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Langley Research Center is located near the corner of Commander Shepard Boulevard and N. Armistead Avenue in Hampton.

Stay tuned for more details in coming weeks. For more information and directions to NASA Langley go to:

http://www.nasa.gov/langley

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