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Oct 16

NASA Langley Hosts Centennial Open House

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 8:38 AM by Communications Department

Explore the past and glimpse the future

NASA’s Langley Research Center cordially invites the public to see where aerospace history was made and where the triumphs of tomorrow are taking shape now at their Centennial Open House, Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the center’s founding, visitors are invited to enter Langley’s gates and tour unique research facilities including wind tunnels, laboratories and a historic aircraft hangar. Visitors can see where pioneers from the golden age of aviation forged revolutionary ideas and where America’s original astronauts, the Mercury 7, started their training.nasa1 small

This large-scale open house showcases contributions past and present while also looking toward the future. Learn more about how Langley is making significant contributions to NASA’s Journey to Mars, gathering valuable data on Earth’s atmosphere and developing concepts intended to restore the capability for supersonic flight over land. The daylong open house features facility tours, lectures and hands-on activities both indoors and outdoors. Young Explorers can also enjoy a special “Kids Zone.” The event is open to the public. Admission is free.

The facility today known as NASA’s Langley Research Center was founded July 17, 1917. It is the agency’s first field center and the nation’s first civilian aeronautical laboratory. In its centennial year of 2017, NASA Langley is celebrating its storied legacy and soaring future with special events and activities. To learn more about Langley’s centennial and to stay abreast of details related to the upcoming open house, visit:

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