The Ames Research Center was the scene of a gathering of experts from
government, industry and academia meeting to discuss the agency’s green aviation
"…doing research in alternative bio-fuels."
and showcase groundbreaking solutions NASA and its partners are developing to
reduce the impact of aviation systems on the environment.
Over a two day period, attendees heard researchers, scientists, technicians and
leading policymakers, present on the latest emerging environmentally sensitive
"Please join us in welcoming our NASA Administrator, Mr. Bolden."
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden addressed the group on day one of the event.
"We're so excited at NASA about the opportunities we’re being given, in the
coming years, to help develop solutions to some of our most pressing aviation
problems, and create the next generation of air transportation systems that will
last generations and make us all safer and make the planet a better place That’s
a huge challenge, but we at NASA enthusiastically accept it."
DISCOVERY MOVED TO VAB - KSC =
The clock is winding down as NASA astronauts and ground crews continue to ready
hardware and facilities for the next shuttle mission to the International Space
Station – STS-133. Space shuttle Discovery “rolled over,” from the Kennedy Space
Center’s Orbiter Processing Facility-3 to the Vehicle Assembly Building, VAB
where it was mated to two solid rocket boosters and a fuel tank. In the
meantime, Discovery’s crew, Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe, and Mission
Specialists Michael Barratt, Tim Kopra, Nicole Stott and Alvin Drew, continue
their training for a scheduled November 1 flight.
LABOR OF LOVE - HQ
The administrator graciously gave up a little of his time off this Labor Day to
participate in festivities on the National Mall.
"For me, it’s an honor to be asked to come out here with the National Symphony
in front of people from all over the country, I have learned by walking around
and talking to some people, and actually from all around the world. Just to have
them hear the name NASA, as a part of this concert, I think, is really
important, and then having heard the music before from Apollo 13, I think they
will be moved, as I am, and that’s really important."
Bolden introduced a musical segment from the film Apollo 13 performed by the
National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emil de Cou. The segment honored the
40th anniversary of the mission.
"I want to thank the NSO for recognizing the great accomplishments of our human
spaceflight program with this tribute tonight to Apollo 13. So, I invite you —
Apollo 13 launched from the Kennedy Space Center on April 11, 1970. The space
vehicle crew included Commander Jim Lovell, Command Module pilot John Swigert,
and Lunar Module Pilot, Fred Haise. The annual Labor Day Concert is held on the
West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.