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Langley Frequently Asked Questions

This is a photo of NASA Langley Research Center's historic gantry.
A peaceful day at NASA Langley Research Center’s historic gantry.

About NASA Langley Research Center:

Visiting NASA/Tours:
NASA Langley’s official visitors center is the Virginia Air & Space Science Center (VASSC) in downtown Hampton, Virginia. The VASSC features an array of aircraft and spacecraft exhibits; an IMAX theater; a cafe; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camps; interactive exhibits for kids and adults; scout programs; and much more.

Virtual Tour of the NASA Langley:

Center Closing Hotline (closing, weather-related information):
757-864-2111 or toll-free 1-888-664-2111

Badge & Pass Office, hours of operation:
Building 1308
2 Langley Blvd
Hampton, VA 23681-2199
(757) 864-2790
Open Mon – Fri, 6:30 AM to 3 PM
Closed on Federal Holidays

(757) 864-1000 or (757) 864-2372

NASA Langley Research Center Annual Reports:

Our Wonder Changes the World – Langley Research Center 2023

Inspire Through Discovery – Langley Research Center 2022
Big Challenges, Bold Solutions – Langley Research Center 2021
Together, We Discover – Langley Research Center 2020
Innovation Discovery Exploration – Langley Research Center 2019
Ideas on the Rise – Langley Research Center 2018
A New Century Begins – Langley Research Center 2017
Countdown to a New Century – Langley Research Center 2016
Earth, Mars and Beyond – Langley Research Center 2015
Endless Possibilities – Langley Research Center 2014
2013 – NASA Langley Research Center
The New Age of Air and Space – NASA Langley Research Center 2012
2011: A Year of Visible Change – NASA Langley Research Center
Innovation: Our Legacy, Our Future – NASA Langley Research Center 2010
NASA Langley Research Center 2009 – Building the Future in Aerospace and Science
Solving the Hard Problems – NASA Langley Research Center 2008

NASA’s Budget:

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA):
Visit our Freedom of Information Act page.

Use of the NASA insignia (logo):

NASA Regulations for Advertising Requests:

How to Request a Speaker, Astronaut or Exhibit:

Receiving NASA’s Latest News, Information and Updates:
Subscribe to E-mail Delivery – Go to, enter your e-mail address, set your delivery preferences, and choose your area(s) of interest.
Receive Updates by RSS (Really Simple Syndication) – NASA RSS Feeds are available at
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NASA Recognition of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts:
NASA recognizes Boy Scouts earning the prestigious Eagle Rank and Girl Scouts earning the prestigious Gold Award. To receive a certificate of recognition from NASA commemorating these distinguished achievements, use these links:
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts

Virginia’s Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) Program:

NASA’s Photos Online:
NASA Image of the Day:
NASA on the Commons (Flickr):
NASA Langley (Flickr):
Astronaut Photograph of Earth:

Satellite Images of Earth:

Technical Reports:

Unsolicited Proposal Guidance:

Global Warming:
Email inquiries to: with the subject line “Global Warming Communications”


Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs):

Federal Register

NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS)

U.S. Superintendent of Documents


National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center
NASA Scientific and Technical Information Program (STI-CASI)
NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS)
US Government Printing Office/Digital System
NASA History Office
National Archives and Records Administration