100 Years of NASA Langley

Posted by: morgan 8/1/2017 12:02 AM

100 Years of NASA Langley
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Air travel, spaceflight, robotic solar-system missions: science fiction to those alive at the turn of the 20th century became science fact to those living in the 21st. America’s aerospace future has been literally made at NASA’s Langley Research Center by the best and brightest the U.S. can offer. Today we'll look back on the 100-year history of one of the most important hubs of aviation innovation on the planet, as reported on by the Daily Press for the past century. Later, Old Dominion University Planetarium Director, Justin Mason, joins us with viewing and safety tips for this month's big solar elcipse!

Today's Guests:

Mark St. John Erickson
– Is a History and Visual Arts Reporter for the Daily Press. He’s co-author of The Unknown and Impossible: How a research facility in Virginia mastered the air and conquered space

Mike Holtzclaw – Is a Senior Reporter with the Daily Press. He’s co-author of The Unknown and Impossible: How a research facility in Virginia mastered the air and conquered space

Dr. Brian Weeden – Is the Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation, a private foundation that promotes cooperative solutions for space sustainability and the peaceful uses of outer space.

Justin Mason – Is the Director of Old Dominion University’s Pretlow Planetarium

 

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