NASA Administrator, other agency leaders join members of Congress in visit to Langley Research Center

Posted at 7:34 AM, Feb 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 17:51:29-05

HAMPTON, Va. - Local scientists and engineers got the opportunity to showcase their research to NASA's top leadership and members of Congress.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Adminstrator Pam Melroy were among the visitors to Langley Research Center on Thursday, joining U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA03) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA01).

Additionally, "Hidden Figure" Dr. Christine Darden, the Center's first African American woman to be promoted to the Senior Executive Service, was also in attendance. She spent much of her career on sonic boom and supersonic flight research.

The group toured the center's historic hangar and got the opportunity to meet with center experts about work to advance research in aeronautics, climate and more.

They will also hear about Langley's efforts to land astronauts on the Moon safely in the coming years.

The visit began at 10 a.m.