NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA on Thursday, Feb. 18 to view advanced aeronautic concepts for Green Aviation and meet with local news media. Green aviation is a critical part of President Obama’s push for building a clean transportation system for the 21st century.

A photo opportunity is scheduled from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PST on Thursday, Feb. 18 with U.S. Congressman Mike Honda (17th Congressional District of California), Bolden and Ames Research Center Director Eugene Tu at the Unitary Plan wind tunnel where generations of commercial and military aircraft and NASA space vehicles have been designed and tested.

Media will see Low Boom Flight Demonstrator models, aerodynamic computational fluid dynamics visuals of commercial supersonic technology and hybrid wing body, a futuristic aircraft concept, as well as other advanced aircraft configurations such the Truss braced wing test model in the 11-by 11-foot transonic wind tunnel test section. Additional displays include Next Generation air traffic management for green and clean aviation and unmanned aircraft systems air traffic management.

Interested members of the news media should contact Sharon Lozano at by 5 p.m. PST, Wednesday, Feb. 17. To participate, you must be a U.S. citizen or have a green card. Green card holders need advanced approval and should contact Ms. Lozano as soon as possible.

Directions: Take U.S. Highway101 to the Moffett Field-NASA Parkway exit and drive east to the Ames main gate. Please obtain your visitor badge at the Visitor Center building to the right of the main gate by 1:30 p.m.PST. Please be prepared to show a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, for entry. An Ames Public Affairs Officer will meet and escort media to and from the media opportunity.

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