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June 16, 2016
NASA highlights research in X-Planes and more at Aviation 2016
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 13, 2016
NASA's leadership and top aeronautics innovators will discuss the agency's 10-year plan to transform aviation at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, or Aviation 2016. The five-day conference, which will include a keynote address by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, will be held June 13-17 at the Washington Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW in Washington. NASA-related content o ... read more

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