Don Nolan-Proxmire July 24, 1995 Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1983) Michael Mewhinney Ames Research

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Cam Martin Lori Rachul Dryden Flight Research Center Lewis Research Center (Phone: 805/258-3448) (Phone: 216/433-8806) RELEASE: 95-119 NASA REPORTS ON AVIATION, SPACE ADVANCES AT OSHKOSH '95 "National Leadership/National Partnership" is NASA's theme at this yearÕs Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Fly-In Convention and Sport Aviation Exhibition July 27 - Aug. 2 at Oshkosh, WI. Exhibits highlighting the latest innovations in aerospace research will be featured in an updated exhibit hall and technical aerospace forums at AmericaÕs largest fly-in convention and air show. Craftspersons from NASA's research centers will discuss and demonstrate how they make wind tunnel models, instruments and other devices that make NASA's advancements in aeronautical research possible. Computer experts and novices alike will enjoy an exhibit area devoted to a new on-line Internet World Wide Web hookup devoted to general aviation. A featured exhibit identifies unique partnerships formed between government, industry and academia to revitalize the general aviation industry in areas ranging from modernizing cockpits to reducing aircraft weight and cost. A concept demonstrator flight simulator will introduce advanced general aviation technology. Highlighted are activities of selected companies developing general aviation technology through the NASA Small Business Innovation Research program.

Another exhibit showcases NASA's role in making air travel safer for thousands of pilots and millions of passengers. The agency's research on weather-related hazards such as wind shear and icing, and on new technology to combat them will be featured. -more-2Visitors will learn how the products of NASA research travel from the lab to the runway in a recap of the payoffs of NASA's aviation research. The way NASA technology is utilized in a variety of products, ranging from new engines and nacelles for the Boeing 777 to small aircraft, automobiles and sailboats, also will be discussed. Although NASA's Oshkosh exhibit is geared toward aviation, exciting displays of the agency's space programs will include the latest on the Hubble Space Telescope and the international Space Station. NASA's contribution to the EAA forum program includes a panel of distinguished researchers, government officials and industry representatives who will discuss aviationÕs past and future. Other presentations will range from using revolutionary composite components in wind tunnel research to icing protection, advanced cockpit systems for general aviation aircraft and the challenge of flying subsonic aircraft at very high altitudes. Four NASA aeronautics research centers are supporting the Agency's presence at Oshkosh this year: Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA, Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, and Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, is contributing space exhibits and interpreters. - end NOTE TO EDITORS: News media attending Oshkosh '95 are invited to participate in a signing ceremony/media briefing and award presentation Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m. at the EAA press site.

NASA administrator Daniel Goldin will be present to sign for NASA. The agreement will formally establish a consortium for the revitalization of general aviation in this country. The consortium is made up of NASA, the FAA, U.S. aviation companies and universities. In addition, winners of the first NASA/FAA general aviation university design competition will be announced, and NASA officials will unveil plans for a new general aviation CD-ROM and the establishment of a general aviation site on the Internet World Wide Web.