Glenn Research Center To Host NASA Aviation Day

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NASA’s Glenn Research Center is holding a one-day event next month designed to showcase several of the agency’s current aviation-related projects. Part of the 2023 Energy & Mobility Conference and Expo, NASA Aviation Day will feature the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QuessT) mission, electric aircraft propulsion and “new ways to move people and cargo using advanced aircraft systems.” NASA noted that Glenn Technology Transfer Program representatives will also be on hand to discuss how businesses and startups can license NASA technologies.

“NASA’s research in aeronautics provides benefits for all humanity,” said Tim McCartney, NASA Glenn aeronautics research director. “This event is an opportunity for us to share what NASA is doing to lead the way with sustainable aviation technologies and how we’re partnering with industry to accomplish the aviation community’s climate change agenda to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.” 

The event will include interactive displays, STEM activities for K-12 students and panel sessions aimed at offering “an overview of NASA’s mission to advance future commercial air travel through ultra-efficient airliners, improved airspace safety, high-speed flight, and advanced air mobility.” In addition, the Center’s Pilatus PC-12 research aircraft will be on display. The free NASA Aviation Day event is scheduled to take place on Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Glenn’s I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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