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Evidence of Suppression and Official denial is overwhelming
Reply to Attn of: GP(96-37 120)

SEP 25 1996

Mr. Chalmers H. Goodlin
Chairman and President
The Burnelli Company
7372 N.W. 12th Street
Miami, FL 33126

Dear Mr. Goodlin:

Thank you for providing a copy of your letter of July 9, 1996. In that letter you asked NASA to request that Lockheed Martin negotiate a license agreement with the Burnelli Company. NASA does not have the authority to direct Lockheed Martin to negotiate a license with the Burnelli Company. In addition, after reviewing the information that you have provided, I find no basis for NASA to intervene in this matter on your behalf.

You were advised by Mr. Robert E. Whitehead in his letter to you dated May 5, 1995, that the reason the Burnelli Company was not considered as a candidate for NASA funding for a contract to investigate blended wing-body aircraft configurations was because, to our knowledge, the Burnelli Company did not submit a proposal in response to the NASA solicitation. The same circumstances apply to funding for the X-33. Since you did not respond to the X-33 cooperative agreement notice, you cannot receive any funding for this project.

In addition, you have been advised by my office that NASA will not consider taking a license in U.S. Patent No. 2,586,299 because the patent term for this patent has expired. If you have other U.S. patents that have not yet expired, NASA is willing to consider your offer to take a license in those patents.

Thank you for your interest in NASA.



Edward A. Frankle
General Counsel

Correspondence is listed in Chronological order
March 29, 1995 to present day (1 - 33)
(All correspondence since March 29, 1995 is present)

1. Mar 29, 1995 Burnelli letter to NASA 2. May 5, 1995-NASA response 3. Aug. 10, 1995-Burnelli letter to NASA General Counsel
4. Aug. 31, 1995-NASA response 5. Sept. 6, 1995-Burnelli responds to NASA Sr. Patent Atty 6. Sep. 20, 1995-Burnelli to NASA re: lifting body research project
7. Sept. 21, 1995-NASA says "the patent expired" 8. Sep. 27, 1995-Burnelli to NASA Counsel, "..when criminal conspiracy is involved.." 9. Oct. 3, 1995-NASA Gnl Counsel, "..I am not your attorney.."
10. Oct 3, 1995-Burnelli to NASA, "..outrageous bureaucratic tyranny.." 11. Oct 6, 1995-BURNELLI submits reports and tests to NASA 12. Nov. 2, 1995, Burnelli, "..may I have a response.."
13. June 27, 1996 Burnelli claims NASA is refusing to acknowledge 14. July 3, 1996 - NASA: "We will not consider taking licence".. 15. July 9, 1996 Burnelli, presents Lockheed correspondence
16. Aug 12, 1996 Burnelli presents Flight magazine article 17. Aug 27, 1996 - NASA Gen'l Counsel requests past correspondence-lost 18. Sept 3, 1996 Burnelli, " ..appeal to you, correct a grave injustice.."
19. Sept 6, 1996 NASA: "..we have no record of your letter.." 20. Sept 24, 1996 - Burnelli: "..all aircraft mfr's recognized Burnelli importance in mid-30's" 21. Sept 25, 1996 NASA: "..Burnelli did not submit a proposal.."
22. Oct 7, 1996 Burnelli: "..NASA, you have deferred our correspondence.." 23. Oct 11, 1996 - Burnelli: "..internet NASA FACT is a lie.." 24. Oct 28, 1996 NASA: "..we will continue to disagree.."
25. Dec 9, 1996 Burnelli: "..NASA, you have repudiated your obligations.." 26. Jun 10, 1965 - Jean A. Roche', Head Aeronautician Engr./Tech. Advisor, US Army Air Forces 27. Jan 13, 1997 BURNELLI: "..we have not received answers to our letters.."
28. Jan 29, 1997 BURNELLI: .."we request that NASA provide no further funding to BWB project.." 29. Feb 10, 1997 BURNELLI: ..Smithsonian article quote:.."the first to touch on the concept was Vincent Burnelli.. " 30. Feb 20, 1997 - NASA: .."considers this matter closed.."
31. Sep. 4, 1995 AVIATION DAILY article .."McDonnell eyes blended wing body research.." 32. Feb 5, 1986 MIAMI HERALD: " NASA behind the times" 33. CARISI Report

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