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About Langley Research Center

About Us

NASA's Langley Research Center is comprised of nearly 200 facilities on 764 acres in Hampton, Virginia, and employs about 3,400 civil servants and contractors. Langley works to make revolutionary improvements to aviation, expand understanding of Earth’s atmosphere and develop technology for space exploration.

Annual Reports

Learn about NASA Langley Research Center's successes and the people who make them possible.

Wonder With Us

Discover how NASA Langley combines inquiry and action to create impact, turning “what if?” into what will be.

This is a photo of the Measurement Systems Laboratory at NASA Langley.

Virtual Tour

Take a look inside the gates of NASA Langley Research Center by taking our Virtual Tour.


Clayton Turner, director of NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia

Center Director

Lisa Ziehmann, associate director at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia.

Acting Deputy Center Director

Dr. Kanama Bivins is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Langley Research Center.

Acting Associate Center Director

H. Kevin Rivers, Associate Center Director, Technical, NASA’s Langley Research Center

Associate Director, Technical

The History of NASA Langley

NASA Langley Research Center has a storied history and is the home of many "firsts" in aerospace research. Discover this rich history and learn how the breakthroughs of yesterday are paving the way for future innovation.

Learn More about The History of NASA Langley
This is a photo of a large group of people, attendees at the 8th Annual Aircraft Engineering Research Conference, sitting in bleachers in the Full-Scale Tunnel. A U.S. Navy scouting aircraft hangs from the ceiling above the attendees.