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Media Invited to Tour Flight Research Project with NASA Associate

Administrator

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are

invited to join NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot at 11:15

a.m. PDT Tuesday, April 15, for a brief update and tour of an

aeronautical research project currently underway at NASA's Armstrong

Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Lightfoot and media will view the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge

(ACTE), an experimental flight research project to determine whether

advanced flexible trailing-edge wing flaps can improve aircraft

aerodynamic efficiency and reduce airport-area noise generated during

takeoffs and landings. Media also will tour the modified Gulfstream

III aircraft that is being used for the project and be briefed on the

progress of this research effort.

During his visit, Lightfoot also will participate in the dedication of

the center's aeronautical test range to Hugh L. Dryden, and talk with

center managers and employees.

U.S. media interested in participating in the ACTE tour should contact

Alan Brown at the Armstrong public affairs office no later than 2 p.m.

Monday, April 14, at 661-276-2665 or alan.brown@nasa.gov.

For more information about the ACTE project, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/research/ACTE/index.html

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/CONTACT: Lauren Worley, Headquarters, Washington, 202-358-1288, lauren.b.worley@nasa.gov; Alan Brown, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., 661-276-2665, alan.brown@nasa.gov

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