In its first century and counting, NASA Langley Research Center [LaRC] has had a remarkable history that has stood out not only for the many outstanding achievements in flight and space exploration but the people who made it happen.
“If there were a list of 100 people who contributed the most the progress in the world of flight, I believe Langley would provide the most names. Without question,” observed astronaut, aeronautical engineer and the first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Alden Armstrong (1930 – 2012) on LaRC’s nineteenth anniversary, “many of the giants of aero research spent their careers here, and many others, who learned their craft here, went on to lead other research efforts at other governments labs in the industry.
Langley has been a powerhouse of creative thinking.” With a centennial theme of “inventing the future,” NASA LaRC is poised to enter its second century of ingenuity and invention with a wealth of pending and proposed research, and near-term prognostication may prove a bit easier.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Amy Waters Yarsinske is the author of several best-selling, award-winning non-fiction books. Her drive to document and investigate history-shaping stories and people has already led to over 60 non-fiction books, most of them spotlighting current affairs, the military, history and the environment. Amy graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics. She earned her Master of Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she was a DuPont Fellow and Lawn/Range resident. She also holds numerous graduate certificates, including from the CIVIC Leadership Institute and the Joint Forces Staff College, both headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
Publisher: America Through Time
Images: 200 color and Black And White
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