State Secretaries Land at NASA Langley
Virginia Secretary of Commerce Jim Cheng and Virginia Deputy Secretary for Rural Economic Development Mary Rae Carter toured NASA's Langley Research Center on May 7.
Their tour included stops at the 14 x 22-foot Subsonic Tunnel and NASA Langley's flight simulation facilities, where they took turns piloting the Dream Chaser, the Sierra Nevada Corporation's commercial crew space transportation system.
After bringing the Dream Chaser in for a hard landing, Cheng quipped, "I'm sure after 10, 20 tries I would have gotten it."
Their tour also included briefings on the DEVELOP program and NASA's advanced composites initiative.
Image Credit: NASA/David C. Bowman