In business and in our personal lives, the aviation industry is a key enabler to our way of life and the smooth functioning of our economy. NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is looking for new ideas, conducting basic research into new technologies and operational procedures, and trying out new vehicle, operations, and safety technologies in relevant environments.
Produced in June, 2010, this video was created for "The Leading Edge," a one hour television program on NASA TV that explored the future of aviation in the United States. NASA Centers with a legacy in aeronautics research were asked to put together a highlights video detailing their contributions to NASA's rich history in aero research. This is a brief look at the contributions made by the NASA Ames Research Center.