SOURCE: Aurora Flight Sciences

April 16, 2008 19:02 ET

Media Advisory: Aurora Flight Sciences to Reveal Details of New Solar-Powered Airplane in Boston on April 23

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - On April 23, 2008 at the Boston Museum of Science, Aurora Flight Sciences will announce details of its new solar-powered airplane called Odysseus. Aurora and its partners BAE Systems, Draper Laboratory, and Sierra Nevada were recently awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of radical new unmanned aircraft that can stay aloft for up to five years. Aurora has chosen the Boston Museum of Science for this event because of the connections between Odysseus and Daedalus human-powered aircraft, which made its historic flight from Crete on April 23, 1988 and today hangs in the Museum.

WHO:        Dr. John S. Langford, CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences, and
            industry partners

WHAT:       A Press Conference and Breakfast

WHERE:      The Boston Museum of Science
            Science Park
            Boston, MA 02114

WHEN:       Wednesday, April 23, 2008


TIME:       8:00AM - 8:30AM - Remarks by Dr. John Langford
            8:30AM - 9:30AM - Breakfast, Q&A, and Video Presentation

LOCATION:   Grand Foyer & Skyline Room
            The Boston Museum of Science
            Science Park
            Boston, MA 02114

CONTACTS:   Patricia Woodside, Public Relations Director
            (o) 703.396.1924
            (c) 703.229.3624
            (f) 703.331.1080
            pwoodside@aurora.aero
            Janice Schmidt, Public Relations Assistant
            (o) 703.396.6337
            (c) 571.263.1158

About Aurora Flight Science

Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds robotic aircraft and other advanced aerospace vehicles for scientific and military applications. Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA and operates production plants in Clarksburg, WV and Columbus, MS and a Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. To view recent press releases and more about Aurora please visit our web site at www.aurora.aero.

Contact Information

  • Patricia Woodside
    Public Relations Director
    (o) 703.396.1924
    (c) 703.229.3624
    (f) 703.331.1080
    Email Contact

    Janice Schmidt
    Public Relations Assistant
    (o) 703.396.6337
    (c) 571.263.1158