Photo: NASA Langley

NASA’s Langley Research Centre, a facility that changed the way how airplanes fly today and space is explored, has completed 100 years. Founded in 1917, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory was established as the US, with the aim to “solve the fundamental problems of flight”.


Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to step foot on the moon and who learned how to do so by training at Langley said, “If a competition were held to determine the organization that had accomplished the largest number of advancements to aeronautic and aerospace progress, my nomination would be this place.”

This 45-minute documentary looks back across the 100 years, updates us on work being done at Langley today, and takes a peek into the future.