’21 Activities

The Langley Alumni Association Monthly Meetings have interesting programs featuring excellent speakers: click PRESENTER/SUBJECT for Steve’s talk/video. Our 2021 schedule is initially Zoom meetings due to COVID-19 but we hope to return to the NACA Room in the NASA Langley in the future.

2021 PROGRAMS:  

Jan 12
Executive Committee
Board Business
Feb 9
Steve Miller
Life After Langley: Mid-Career Move
Mar 9
Alisha Hamel
Transportation Museum
Apr 13
Dr. Mujeeb Malik
NASA’s CFD Vision 2030 – A Path to Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences
May 11
Dr. Dilip Sarkar
Best Health Practices, Yoga
Jun 8
Dr. Olaf Storaasli


Life After Langley: Supercomputing Research
Jul 13
Geoff Tennille
Life After Langley: World travels
Aug 10
Mariner’s Museum
Shady Ladies
Sep 14
Getting back together again
Oct 12
Dave Reubush
Life After Langley: African Safaris
Nov 9
Dr. Roger Crouch
Microgravity Research
Dec 14
Winter Luncheon
Venue TBD



January 14 – Dr. Steve J. Scotti gave an excellent talk about “On-Orbit Repair of the Space Shuttle Leading Edge – A Case Study”.

February 11 – Dr. Dale Arney gave a well received talk about: “On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing: Building an Immortal Spaceship”.

July 14 –  Christine Darden and Duncan McIver reviewed the history and status of “The Langley Research Center NACA and NASA Hall of Honor”, an important partnership project between the Langley Alumni Association and NASA Langley. They described in some detail the accomplishments of the Honorees of the classes of 2015 and 2017, and the display in the NACA Room at NASA Langley. They also described considerations for future classes.” Darden and McIver are NASA retirees and serve on the Hall of Honors Committee.

August 11 – Ed Prior, gave an excellent review of “NASA Langley’s Explorer Satellite Program – Discoveries in the 60’s and 70’s Relevant Today”. He described the discoveries of the successful Langley Explorer Missions. Explorer 1 (1958) detected Van Allen’s Belt and Explorer 9, 19, 24, and 39 explored atomic oxygen, helium, and hydrogen layers at different altitudes over an entire 11-year solar cycle. Prior worked at NASA Langley for 40 years before retiring in 2005. He has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the U. of Illinois and a MS in Astronomy from U. VA.

Here’s Ed’s presentation. NASATalk by Ed Prior – Aug. 11

The LAA is also involved in valuable and exciting activities with LaRC and the community. The following are some we’ve been involved in in the past.

  • NACA Reunions II, VI, XII
  • LaRC Open House Volunteers
  • Day and Boat Trips in Hampton Roads
  • Combined Federal Campaign
  • Galaxy of Gifts – United Way and the ARC of the Peninsula
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