About the Virginia - Langley DEVELOP Office: The Langley office was the first DEVELOP office, opening in 1998 with three participants that produced a white paper on remote sensing capabilities. Langley Research Center also hosts the DEVELOP National Program Office, which continues to be co-located with the Langley DEVELOP office. The Langley DEVELOP office conducts projects in all thematic application areas, and the Lead Science Advisor is DEVELOP's Chief Scientist. The Langley office, however, is noted for its work with atmospheric science, specifically through collaborations with Langley's Science Directorate and the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC).
NASA Langley History: NASA Langley Research Center is one of the earliest aeronautics research centers of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) founded in 1915 that eventually became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The center was established in 1917, and merged with NASA upon its creation in 1958. Several significant programs were based out of Langley over the last 100 years, including the Mercury missions, the Gemini/Apollo simulator, the Lunar Landing Facility to train Apollo astronauts to land on the moon, as well as the Viking Program, NASA's first excursion to Mars. Today, Langley is known for its supersonic flight programs, fabrication research and machines, and its heavy focus on scientific research through atmospheric science, CALIPSO, and CERES. The center is co-located with US Langley Air Force Base, and offers volunteer opportunities to active-duty Air Force personnel.