Langley Research Center

The Life of Katherine Johnson Shows that ‘Hidden Figures’ Are Important to History

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson did more than just calculate rocket trajectories for early space missions. Her story, when it was…

2 years ago

The Orion’s Heat Shield Gets a Scorching on Re-entry

Yes, she's a little worse for wear, isn't she? But then again, that's what atmospheric re-entry and 2200 °Celsius (4000 °Fahrenheit)…

7 years ago