"MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has a 'critical responsibility' to the flying public to develop environmentally responsible solutions to the nation's most pressing aviation problems, NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. said Wednesday.
Speaking to 200 aviation experts at the Green Aviation Summit underway through Thursday at NASA's Ames Research Center, Bolden said air travel is one of the safest modes of transportation and vital to the U.S. economy, but increasing air traffic is taking a toll on the environment and the nation's aviation infrastructure.
NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
'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.'"