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Engineering Directorate


"Dedicated people providing innovative solutions to aerospace and scientific challenges."

  • Atmospheric Flight & Entry Systems Branch

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    AFESB Displays Their Prototype Mars Rovers

    AFESB Group
  • Autonomous Landing / Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT)

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    ALHAT Project Team At The Test Site

    ALHAT Group
  • Ares I-X Launch Abort System

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    Fabricating A Test Article For The Launch Abort System

    LAS Test Article
  • Aeronautics Systems Engineering Branch

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    Fabricating An 18% G550 Gulfstream Semi-Span Model For Wind Tunnel Testing In the National Transonic Tunnel

    Fabricating A Side-wall Model
  • IRVE III

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    Preparing The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment For Its Test Flight

    Preparing IRVE III
  • ORION Crew Module

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    Fabricating The Forward Bay of The ORION Crew Module

    Fabricating ORION Crew Module
  • MEDLI

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    Preparing The Mars Entry Descent Landing Instrumentation (MEDLI) For Vibration Testing

    MEDLI MISP X-Axis
  • National Transonic Facility

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    NTF Engineers and Technicians Brief LaRC Center Director Lesa Rowe

    Wind Tunnel Model In NTF
  • ORION PA-1

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    LaRC Fabricators Pose Before The Pad Abort-1 Test Article

    ORION PA-1
  • Ares 1-X

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    Fabricating the Ares 1-X Test Article

    Ares 1-X
  • Electronics Fabrication

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    Bonding Thermocouple Wires For The Crew Escape Vehicle Test Article

    Electronics Fabrication
  • Metal Fabrication

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    Welding Steel Warehouse Racks For Bldg. 1245

    Metal Fabrication
  • STORRM

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    Installing The Avionics Enclosure Assembly on The Space Shuttle (STS-134)

    Installing STORRM Instrument Package



The Engineering Directorate provides system concepts, advanced technology solutions, ground test systems, flight systems, and operational systems to support the research, technology, and development objectives of the agency's aeronautics, science, and exploration missions.