February 18, 2012

NASA Chief Technologist to Visit Dayton’s CRG Wednesday

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will visit Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. EST. Peck's visit will highlight how government can partner with small business to help create the jobs of the future through investment in science and technology.

CRG has been the recipient of 18 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program contracts with NASA with a variety of different focuses, including projects such as creating inflatable structures for radio frequency antennas and, most recently, healable polymer matrix composites for future space vehicles.

One of its earlier SBIR contracts, with NASA's Kennedy Space Center, led to the development of a new type of structural patch for a variety of consumer uses including Rubbn'Repair, for automotive uses; and Rec'Repair for the outdoors and adventure markets. Both are flexible, heat-activated structural patches.

Peck and CRG's CEO and President Patrick Hood will be available to speak with reporters during a tour of the CRG facility at 2750 Indian Ripple Rd., in Dayton, beginning at 2 p.m. There also will be a photo opportunity with Peck and Hood during the tour.

Journalists wanting to attend the event must call Kim Hewett at 937-320-1877, ext. 1208, or email her at [email protected] by 3 p.m. Tuesday to be badged into the facility.

For more information about CRG, visit: http://www.crgrp.com

For a biography of NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck and information about his office, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/oct