Michael Braukus

Headquarters, Washington, DC

(Phone: 202/358-1979)

Marny Skora

Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

(Phone: 757/864-6124)


NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, has selected
Swales and Associates, Inc., of Beltsville, MD, to provide
research and development, as well as engineering, support
services. The contract is valued at a maximum of $240 million
over the next five years.

Specific work areas include support in full-spectrum
aerodynamics, gas dynamics, fluid dynamics, aerothermodynamics,
acoustics and aeroacoustics, metallic and non-metallic structures
and materials, and space and airborne systems. Work is expected
to begin January 2, 2001, and will be performed primarily on-site
at Langley.

Established in 1917 as the first national civil aeronautics
laboratory, Langley is a world-class center for aeronautics,
earth science, space technology, and structures and materials
research. Seventy percent of Langley’s effort is in aeronautics
research, working to improve today’s aircraft and to develop
concepts for future aircraft. The center supports the nation’s
space programs by conducting a dynamic program in atmospheric
sciences, seeking a more detailed understanding of the Earth’s
atmosphere. Langley researchers are also developing technology
for advanced space transportation systems and for small
spacecraft and instruments.

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