Local Firms Get Glimpse of NASA
Who knew there were so many cool things to see in Hampton, Va.?
From the flight simulators to the world's largest cryogenic wind tunnel, a few Northern Virginia executives took a tour of NASA's Langley Research Center in search of business opportunities and how to capitalize on the center's multi million-dollar budget.
In 2008, the center's budget was $721 million. That's a lot of go-rounds in the lunar landing simulator--and also quite a few potential salaries. The facility pumps $1.1 billion into Virginia's economy every year, and creates more than 10,000 jobs.
Check out more details in today's business section.
October 13, 2008; 11:34 AM ET
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