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NASA Deputy Administrator Visits Home State for Aviation, STEM Talks; Available for Media Interviews


NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman will return to her hometown of Helena, Montana March 5-12 to discuss next-generation aviation, meet with students at her alma mater high school and tour a local science museum.

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Credit: NASA/David Bowman

NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman speaks at an event featuring Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757, an airborne test platform that allows NASA researchers to assess next-generation aviation technologies in real-world conditions.

At 6:30 p.m. MST on Saturday, March 5, Newman will speak at the 2016 state of Montana Aviation Conference about the cutting edge of aviation and aerospace in the 21st century. To cover this event, to be held at the Radisson Colonial Hotel at 2301 Colonial Drive, media should contact Jeff Wadekamper at 406-439-7365.

Newman will visit with students at her alma mater, Capital High School, at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 7. She will give a presentation on NASA’s work and hold a question and answer session. Media must contact Tim Kelly at tkelly@helenaschools.org or 406-324-2741 to cover this event. The school is located at 100 Valley Drive.

Finally, Exploration Works will host Newman from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. She will tour the museum and give a presentation on NASA’s Journey to Mars. The museum, located at 995 Carousel Way, will be open to the public for free during that time as part of Museum Day Live, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket. Media wishing to cover her museum visit should contact Julia Quigley at 406-457-1800 ext. 5 or juliaq@explorationworks.org.

During her trip, Newman also will be available for one-on-one media interviews. To schedule an interview, contact Allison Kelly at allison.k.kelly@nasa.gov or 202-358-3626.

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