By Gray Creech
NASA Dryden public affairs
Sept. 9, 2010
Welcome back to the 2010 NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s Green Aviation Summit at NASA’s Ames Research Center.
Yesterday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said that NASA has a “critical responsibility” to the flying public to develop environmentally responsible solutions to the nation’s most pressing aviation problems.
“We need to make some changes — both in the design of aircraft and in the way they transit through our skies to not only maintain, but improve safety and efficiency,” Bolden said. “That’s a huge challenge, but we at NASA enthusiastically accept it.”