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Local Firms Get Glimpse of NASA

Kim Hart

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.

By Kim Hart  |  October 13, 2008; 11:34 AM ET  | Category:  Kim Hart
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