June Malone

Media Relations Department

(256) 544-0034



RELEASE: 00-106

Hundreds of aerospace and transportation officials, engineers and
scientists are slated to gather May 18-19 for NASA’s second “Turning Goals
Into Reality” conference, hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Ala.

Among the topics of discussion: NASA’s future research directions
and partnership opportunities for technological advances in aeronautics and
space flight research, including revolutionary engineering tools and
processes for launching air and space transportation firmly into the 21st
century and beyond.

The conference will showcase recent aerospace accomplishments by
NASA and its industry partners, conduct panel discussions on the state of
transportation research today and hold workshops on breakthrough
technologies that may increase mission safety and reliability and cut costs.
Confirmed conference speakers include NASA Administrator Dan Goldin; Vern
Raburn, president and CEO of Eclipse Aviation, Inc.; and Samuel Venneri,
NASA’s chief technologist and associate administrator for the Agency’s
Office of Aero-Space Technology.

The event will be held at the Marshall Center and the Huntsville
Marriott, and will precede Marshall’s Open House on Saturday, May 20.
For more information about the “Turning Goals into Reality” conference,
visit the Web site at:

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Note to Editors / News Directors: For more information about the conference,
media representatives may contact June Malone of the Marshall Media
Relations Department at (256) 544-0034. For an electronic version of this
release, digital images or more information, visit Marshall’s News Center on
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