News media are invited to meet with Roy D. Bridges,
Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., on
Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at 11 a.m. EST.

Bridges will discuss the new NASA Engineering and Safety
Center (NESC). The NESC is an independent organization
chartered to coordinate and conduct robust engineering
testing and safety assessments to support critical NASA
projects and programs.

Members of the NESC leadership team will also participate.
They will discuss how work is selected and prioritized and
some of the potential programs for evaluation.

Interested media should call Margarette Lynch at: 757/864-
6124 by 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3 to make arrangements for
credentials and entry to LaRC. A limited number of reporters
will be able to participate via telecon by advising Lynch of
their affiliation and phone number.

Information about the NESC is available on the Internet at:

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