Langley Research Center
Staff from Langley formed the Space Task Group that was responsible for the Mercury Project, before this program was transferred to the Manned Spacecraft Center at Houston. Langley was also involved in investigating the optimum shape for Gemini and Apollo spacecraft so that they could survive reentry. Among its other projects have been the Echo balloons, the Pegasus micrometeroid detection satellites, Lunar Orbiter, and developing the Mars Viking mission.
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