08.02.12 - Though the Curiosity rover is expected to land at approximately 1:31 a.m. EST, NASA Langley Research Center's role with the Mars Science Laboratory comes into play at about 1:24 a.m. EST, when a complex sequence of events unfolds during Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL).
08.01.12 - Imagine the Curiosity rover as it lands on Mars on begins to explore the Gale Crater. From the mast of the rover, the ChemCam shoots a laser beam at rocks and soil as smoke arises.
08.01.12 - Jim Young knows what folks at NASA will be going through when the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission plunges into the Martian atmosphere at more than 13,000 miles per hour in hopes of a safe landing in the early morning hours of August 6th.
Want-to-be astronauts, NASA Langley retirees, students, families and children gathered around the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) crew module in the Virginia Air and Space Center (VASC), in Hampton Va. to learn ab...
07.27.12 - My love for aviation began at an early age.
07.23.12 - Third Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment launches, demonstrates design and technologies that could someday transform planetary exploration.
07.20.12 - There is no greater feeling than being up on top of the Gantry, standing above the treetops and knowing that I'm walking where astronauts have once walked.
07.17.12 - IRVE-3 will test inflatable heat shield technology that could transform planetary exploration.
07.16.12 - During a Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) news conference at NASA's Langley Research Center, Jody Davis compared her role in the mission to an Olympic athlete who has trained for years.
On Monday evening, NASA's Langley Research Center held the 2012 Inventions and Contributions Awards Ceremony in the Reid Conference Center.
More than 150 people were recognized for issued ...
07.13.12 - My job as an IT (Information Technology) Infrastructure Specialist has made NASA's Langley Research Center feel like home. And there really is no place like home.
07.13.12 - Submissions outlining trash-powered research and a new headquarters building at NASA’s Langley Research Center resulted in two teams receiving 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.
07.13.12 - For two years, Professor Zoe Szajnfarber from George Washington University, spent time at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center building a theory to better manage complex technology innovations.
07.12.12 - Through his binocular lens, Robert Parker watched as NASA's Orion crew module Launch Abort System (LAS) left the ground.
07.06.12 - I've always been a person with a wide variety of interests: jack-of-all-trades, master of none. Or so it's always felt.
07.03.12 - In NASA Langley's Pearl Young Theater on Tuesday, Lee Joyce, a communications engineer and weather officer for the center, explained that, during this hurricane season, we could expect nine to 15 main storms.
06.28.12 - As a group of Congressional interns bordered the conference room table in Langley's Headquarters Building on Wednesday, Charlie Harris led a discussion of NASA's next-generation technologies and the data Langley provides, which helps Congress make informed public policy decisions.
06.29.12 - Imagine a seven-year-old boy sitting at a computer. What do you envision? Maybe he is enjoying a race car game, or perhaps he is trying to wrap his mind around a game of solitaire. Chances are you never pictured him re-formatting the computer's hard disk.
06.28.12 - On June 20, at NASA Center Director's Day on the Hill, Lesa Roe, NASA Langley's center director, described some of the leading edge research that the center is doing for Orion and NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), commercial space companies, and the International Space Station (ISS).
Marking its fifth year as host, NASA Langley Research Center welcomes 144 high school students to three, week-long summer academies of NASA-related research and interaction with scientists, engineers ...