Press Release

NASA Invites Public to Celebrate 100 Years of Aerospace Breakthroughs

By SpaceRef Editor
June 29, 2017
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NASA invites the public to three days of discussion and storytelling with notable aerospace experts to mark the 100th anniversary of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Portions of the event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

The Langley Centennial Symposium will be held July 12-14 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, and admission is free. Media wishing to attend should contact Michael Finneran at 757-864-6110 or

Keynote speakers include Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of France’s space agency, former NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, and representatives from NASA, related government organizations, industry and academia.

Panel and presentation topics include:

Hidden Figures: The Story Behind the Story
The History of Flight: A Century of Finding Practical Solutions
International Partnerships to Reach New Heights, Reveal the Unknown, and Benefit All Humankind
The Future of NASA Aerospace in the Next 20 to 30 Years

For more information, and to register, visit:

Other public events this year that will celebrate Langley’s centennial are:

Sept. 22: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility at Langley.

Oct. 21: Langley Open House, featuring tours of facilities and activities.

October through March 2018: photography exhibit at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, that showcases Langley’s 100-year history.

For more information on Langley Centennial events, go to:

Learn more about the exciting work currently underway at NASA’s Langley Research Center at:

SpaceRef staff editor.