Sixteen Hampton Roads area high school students work with NASA and New Horizons to build a spatial disorientation simulator for pilots and astronauts.
NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot began his Langley visit as a leader; he ended it as a mentee.
NASA astronaut Jack Fischer visited Langley's Cockpit Motion Facility in May to fly simulated Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser landings.
Sixteen students from Kecoughtan High School and New Horizons Technical Center in Hampton, Va., helped design and build a spatial disorientation trainer.
Members from NASA Langley’s outreach team spoke to thousands of Starfleet, Klingon, Federation and deep-space exploration fans —better known as Trekkies — at the opening of the Star Trek movie, “Into Darkness.”
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden paid a brief visit to NASA's Langley Research Center Friday, May 10. His visit included stops at the center's Air Traffic Operations Lab and Cockpit Motion Facility.
On April 26, Steve Jurcyzk (standing), NASA Langley's deputy director, and Eric Weiser of NASA Langley's Center Operations Directorate provided updates about the center during the Hampton Mayor's Comm...
The Mars Science Laboratory entry, descent and landing received the 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum April 24.› Read More
At NASA's Langley hangar, Bruce Anderson, project scientist for the ACCESS (Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions) experiment, stood in between NASA's HU-25C airplane and a group of media visitors armed with cameras, notepads, and smartphones as he explained the recently completed series of flights.
Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality studies pollution where we live and breathe.› Read More
A unique team is studying ways to prevent insect impact remains from sticking to an aircraft's wing in flight.
Imagine a house-sized asteroid floating along in deep space, minding its own business, when along comes a robotic spacecraft with large solar panels that unleashes a capturing mechanism to catch and carry the asteroid to a two-year journey into the Earth-Moon system.
NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., is steadily going greener and greener -- but not without making a few messes.
After the fiscal year 2014 (FY14) budget rollout at NASA Headquarters, Center Director Lesa Roe provided insight at the "Langley level," calling the President's proposed budget, "a positive start and a positive story."
NASA's CALIPSO satellite collects information on the distribution and movement of clouds and particles, called aerosols, in Earth's atmosphere.› Read More
On July 20, 1969, at least 600 million people watched as Neil Armstrong stepped off Eagle's footpad and onto the moon as he uttered his famous line, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Celebrate Earth Month this year by engaging your students with 30 new Earth science lessons developed by NASA!› Learn More →
SAGE III on ISS Mission Operations Manager Brooke Thornton.› Read More
All of the right elements came together for a team of seven NASA Langley researchers who will be presented the 2012 NASA Commercial Invention of the Year Award for "Methodology for the Effective Stabilization of Tin Oxide-Based Oxidation/Reduction Catalysts."
Even as the great minds at NASA Langley push technology to new and exciting realms, Mother Nature offers occasional reminders that she isn't one to be — you'll have to pardon the pun — outfoxed.
NASA researchers joined with scientists at Chicago's Morton Arboretum to learn more about the biomechanics of tree failure.
"Know Your Earth 3.0, Local Connections" focuses on educating students, teachers and the public about NASA Earth science research.
To track our planet's ozone layer, NASA is about to launch SAGE III, slated for installation on the International Space Station in 2014.› Read More →
In 1967, Christine Darden was added to the pool of 'human computers' who wrote complex programs and tediously crunched numbers for engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center.
On a big screen in one of the theaters at the Hampton CineBistro, a bowling ball rumbles down a lane and mows through a clutch of pins with a satisfying crack and clatter.
Space station's Ultrasonic Background Noise Test (UBNT) to detect air leaks by "listening" for high frequency sounds
NASA engineers test people's reactions to simulated sonic booms to help develop technologies that might allow supersonic passenger jets to fly over land.
Engineers, crane operators and technicians practiced the careful maneuvers that will be required to stack a Launch Abort System onto an Orion spacecraft.
The DISCOVER-AQ team completed their second destination in a five-year mission to study the air we breathe.
Teachers are parlaying interest in the DISCOVER-AQ campaign into science lessons for students.
At a standing-room-only Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, NASA Langley's Center Director Lesa Roe offered some early insight into the potential across-the-board, federal agency spending cuts – known as "sequestration" - that could go into effect as soon as March 1.
Why wasn't the Russian meteor detected before it entered Earth's atmosphere? How do we know it wasn't related to asteroid 2012 DA14?
Above Earth, observations from the “A-Train" build three-dimensional images of the atmosphere. NASA’s SAGE III will supplement those satellites.
On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth only 17,200 miles (27,681 km) above our planet's surface.
As NASA honors the Apollo I, Challenger and Columbia crews, we recall Langley's contributions to NASA's post-Columbia return to flight.
News media and social media followers learn about NASA's airborne Earth and environmental science program, briefed on current and upcoming missions.
NASA contributed two floats with full-size models of Orion and Curiosity NASA and marchers to the 2013 Inaugural Parade.
Get ready for more extreme weather and increasingly serious impacts on health, the economy and the environment, courtesy global climate change.
Residents in Calif.'s San Joaquin Valley will see some unusual air traffic over their region in January and February of 2013 -- two NASA aircraft measuring air pollution.
This profile is part of a series to introduce the people behind the development of Orion.
Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center are celebrating a year of aerospace accomplishments that took their work not only into the skies, but also to another planet.
NASA is working on technology to autonomously land a spacecraft on Moon, Mars or even an asteroid; it's called ALHAT.
Dec. 21, 2012, wasn't the end of the world, and here's why.
The Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation team signs the instrument's blanket cover and sends it off to the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
Construction of New Town Phase II is well underway, with work on the building's outer shell and roof to begin soon.
The annual Geminid Meteor Shower will peak this Thursday and Friday. The display could produce more than 100 meteors per hour.› Learn More →
Members of NASA’s Langley Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation (STORRM) team gathered to have a “signing party.” Feeling like celebrities, each member signed the STORRM blanket, u...
The Sun will shine on Jupiter with such brilliance December 2 that it will appear brighter in the night sky than it has all year.
When Fay Collier talks about tadpoles, he's not really talking about tadpoles.
NASA facilities around the country are developing America's first exploration-class rocket since the Saturn V launched astronauts to the moon.
"I have seen wonders beyond description," said Boston, a professor of cave and karst science at New Mexico Tech, during her keynote address Nov. 14 at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Fall Symposium in Hampton, Va.
A Langley-managed team has won the latest Earth Venture mission -- the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across North America hourly during daytime.
No matter where you stand from inside the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) 60,000 square-foot facility, you can see all the way through.
While we invest in space technology for science, it advances our economy and paves the way to an innovative future.
This profile is part of a series to introduce the people behind the development of Orion.
A new NASA-funded study finds future warming of Earth's climate is likely to be on the high side of current projections.
Richard Hallion really does believe that the U.S. has a need for speed.
The anomaly on Thursday for Chris Wohl, who works at NASA's Langley Research Center, was an MTV production crew filming over his shoulder.
Imagine the possibilities of a device that uses electrical signals from the brain to externally control computers, smartphones, or even vehicles. It’s not just science fiction. It’s reality.
Richard T. Whitcomb, whose legendary NASA research contributions helped make supersonic flight a reality, will join the National Aviation Hall of Fame Oct. 6, 2012.
On Oct. 3, 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra piloted the United States' fifth manned space mission -- Sigma 7; a six-orbit mission lasting nine hours, 13 minutes, 11 seconds.
NASA Earth explorers will take students on virtual trips around the world to inspire them to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers.
NASA, industry and academia wrap up two weeks of flight testing technology that could help unmanned aircraft integrate into the national air transportation system.
On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the world's first artificial satellite which marked the start of the space age and the U.S. - U.S.S.R space race.
About 10,000 people visited NASA's Langley Research Center on Saturday for the 95th Anniversary Open House.
Three loud bangs echoed from the front door of Insitu's headquarters building in Washington state as a woman waited to be let inside.
NASA and its partners will test unmanned aircraft systems technologies at the Grand Forks, N.D., International Airport in Sept. 2012.
NASA's Associate Administrator of Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin recalls when he applied to the astronaut program. He had family members telling him he couldn’t be an astronaut, but his dreams surpassed any obstacles that stood in his way, and Melvin made it happen.
On September 22, NASA Langley Research Center will open its doors to the public.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.
The first vertical drop test of the Orion test article at NASA Langley's Hydro Impact Basin, Thurs., Aug. 23.
On Wednesday, NASA Langley's Center Director Lesa Roe beamed with pride as Luat Nguyen, Langley's director of flight projects, introduced his perspective during the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), MSL Entry Descent and Landing Instrumentation (MEDLI) and Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) Celebration.
Engineers are using wind tunnel testing at the Marshall Center and Langley Research Center to enhance the development of NASA's Space Launch System.
From inside the International Space Station (ISS), Ricky Arnold II, looked down at Earth and had some trouble processing the depth of his view.
NASA Langley's expanding climate research hub in Hampton, Va., is now part of a worldwide network of atmospheric measurements.
Curiosity captured this image of its heat shield, with the MEDLI hardware attached, falling to the surface of Mars following separation.
IRVE-3 was launched at ~7a from WFF, and the vehicle performed beautifully. Here are some PRELIMINARY results.
At 1:30 a.m. EDT, more than 300 people sat in the Virginia Air Space Center's IMAX theater with expectations and uncertainty. No one could predict what was about to happen.
NASA's Curiosity rover has landed on Mars!
More than 30 participants arrived at Langley this morning for NASA Langley's Mars Science Laboratory Social Media event.
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).
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.
New and improved cloud information from NASA is now being fed into forecasts produced by the National Weather Service every hour.
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, has passed away. Her contributions to America’s space program continued right up until her death at age 61 this week.
Third Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment launches, demonstrates design and technologies that could someday transform planetary exploration.
IRVE-3 will test inflatable heat shield technology that could transform planetary exploration.
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.
NASA scientists concluded a six-week hunt for thunderstorms. The Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry field campaign seeks to understand how storms affect the chemistry of the upper troposphere.
NASA will host its first-ever multi-center NASA Social on Aug. 3 to preview the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover on Aug. 6 EDT (Aug. 5 PDT).
We're inviting the Mars exploration community and all interested people to engage in a conversation about the future of Mars exploration.
NASA Langley hosts the governor's Aerospace Advisory Council's quarterly meeting.
"It looks like it should fly now, right?" said Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of Sierra Nevada Space Systems.
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Earth's planetary neighbor will pass across the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that no one alive today will likely see again.
An innovative manufacturing technique new to spacecraft can reduce welding requirements and save materials.
SpaceX completes the first commercial mission to resupply the International Space Station.
NASA Langley deputy center director Steve Jurczyk challenged Thomas Nelson Community College's Class of 2012 to take on the world's needs.