Langley plays a critical role across all aspects of the NASA’s missions, from concept to splashdown.
Aeronautics Research Directorate
The Aeronautics Research Directorate (ARD) at NASA Langley Research Center advances aviation by developing faster and more efficient vehicles and traffic management systems to overcome current constraints.
The Engineering Directorate (ED) provides systems concepts, advanced technology and systems development to support the research and technology development objectives of the Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Operations, Science Mission, and Space Technology and Explorations Directorates.
The Science Directorate (SD) at NASA Langley Research Center provides expertise in the areas of Atmospheric Composition, Air Quality, Earth’s Energy Budget and Lidar Remote Sensing that supports aeronautics, space technology, exploration and Earth science.
The Space Technology and Exploration Directorate (STED) at NASA Langley Research Center advances science, space technology and exploration through enabling technologies, strategic partnerships and collaborations.
The Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate (SACD) at NASA Langley Research Center supports the future of aeronautics, exploration, space operations, and science by analyzing advanced aerospace system concepts for NASA decision makers and programs.