Thousands of people across NASA helped develop a reusable spacecraft, including about 350 at NASA's Langley Research Center who had decades of expertise in the performance of winged flying machines and ''space planes.''
10.01.07 - From enabling astronauts to practice moon landings to aircraft crash testing to drop tests for Orion, NASA's gantry has come full circle.
01.11.06 - From the Mercury and Apollo to the Space Shuttle and the Crew Exploration Vehicle, NASA Langley research and technologies help make human space exploration possible.
10.01.05 - A series of experiments called the Materials International Space Station Experiments (MISSE) are investigating the effects of long-term exposure to the harsh space environment.
Langley Research Center designed and tested a reusable, lifting-body crew carrier for assured manned access to space for future U.S. space missions known as the HL-20.