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The Frontier Is Everywhere: A NASA Tribute

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John Glenn explains a feature of the Mercury capsule to his wife, Annie, during one of her visits to NASA Langley in 1959.

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Langley Aims to Get a Jump on Virtual Reality Growth

Oct. 11, 2016 NASA Langley Aims to Get a Jump on Virtual Reality Growth NASA Langley Research Center information technology specialist Ed McLarney demonstrates working in virtual reality.

NASA's first African-American manager. Dorothy Johnson Vaughan (1910–2008) was an African American mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor agency to NASA. Prior to arriving at NACA's Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in 1943.

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On this Day in History, April 9, 1959: NASA introduced America’s first astronauts who became known as the Original Seven (pictured) and were chosen for the country’s first space program "Project Mercury"

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Langley Team Wins 2016 NASA Software of the Year Award

Sept. 29, 2016 NASA Langley Team Wins 2016 NASA Software of the Year Award NASA Langley’s award-winning Traffic Aware Planner application and its "traffic aware strategic aircrew requests" (TASAR)

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Super Guppy in the NASA Langley Hangar

NASA's Super Guppy aircraft, designed to transport extremely large cargo, rests after making a special delivery to the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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Space History Photo: NASA's Langley Research Center scientists use this plexiglass space station airlock test model to determine astronauts' ability to move in and out through an airlock with the restraint of a pressurized suit.

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