Two retired research pilots who logged more than 16,000 flight hours between them at NASA Langley are now in the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame.
Of the many dangers that plague commercial airplanes, icing stands out as one of the most treacherous.
NASA researchers dropped a small helicopter from 35 feet to see if a deployable energy absorber could lessen the destructive force of a crash.
Two retired NASA Langley research pilots are the latest aviators to be inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame at the Virginia Aviation Museum.
According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the Federal Government spends more than $9 billion to power its vehicles, operations and approximately 500,000 facilities throughout the United States, making it the single largest domestic user of energy.
Henry Wright sat on the front row of the Pearl Young Theater four hours a day for two days, alternately working a laptop computer and a cell phone. On Wednesday, he put them down and watched Ares I-X become history.
Lucie Podhorna walked from the Lunar Habitat in Building 1148 and decided it wasn't for her. It was part of her education Monday when Podhorna and seven other Czech Republic high school students visited NASA Langley.
Across the Langley Cafeteria, Rudy Hernandez said little. The Congressional Medal of Honor he wore around his neck did most of the talking for him.
It began when he saw a friend's mother with her head in a scarf. Where once there was hair, now there were remnants of her fight with breast cancer. And then there was a play: "Pirates of the Chemotherapy."
Langley Center Director Lesa Roe held an all-hands meeting Oct. 15 to talk with employees about NASA's first leadership summit -- something she called unique in her 25 years with NASA -- and what it means for each of us.