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Clayton Turner Named Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center

Clayton Turner, deputy center director of NASA's Langley Research Center, has been named the site's next director. He will oversee a 3,400-person workforce of scientists, engineers, researchers and support personnel, succeeding David Bowles who will retire on Sept. 30 after 39 years with NASA, the agency said Tuesday.

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NASA Completes Another Space Launch System Test

NASA conducted another test of its Space Launch System vehicle configuration at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., where the agency assessed the space vehicle’s aerodynamics through a set of wind tunnel tests, NASASpaceFlight.com reported Tuesday. The space agency launched 700 supersonic test runs using the SLS Block 1 Cargo vehicle at a speed of Mach 1.5 to 4.5.

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NASA Initiates Study on Physiological Effects of High-Performance Flights

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has initiated a new series of in-flight tests that aims to identify the physiological effects of high-performance aircraft flights on the human body.

The NASA Engineering and Safety Center at Langley Research Center will monitor the breathing of five NASA pilots operating different airplanes and equipment in various flight conditions, the agency said Wednesday.

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NASA Awards University of Oklahoma $161M Contract for Atmospheric Carbon Cycle Observatory Devt

NASA has awarded the University of Oklahoma in Norman a potential $161 million contract to develop a geostationary instrument that will work to measure vegetation health and carbon-related greenhouse gases from space. The agency said Friday it selected the university’s proposed Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory out of 15 submissions received for the …

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NASA to Break Ground on New R&D Lab at Langley Research Center

NASA will break ground Tuesday on a laboratory at Langley Research Center in Virginia as part of a 20-year revitalization initiative to modernize aging structures and construct facilities. The space agency said Thursday the new Measurement Systems Laboratory will be built to research and develop measurement concepts, systems and technologies for aeronautic, scientific and space exploration missions. W.M. Jordan …

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NASA Study: Biofuels Can Reduce Jet Engine Particle Emission

A NASA-led study has found that the use of biofuels to power jet engines can reduce particle emission levels by 50 percent to 70 percent. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions Study includes findings from a cooperative international research program that involved agencies from Germany and Canada, NASA said Thursday. ACCESS examined the …

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