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Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

- Theodore Levitt, American economist and professor, 1925-2006

Aerospace Cluster

tile-aerospaceDescription - The aerospace cluster heritage traces its origins to the nation’s first civilian aeronautics lab (present day NASA Langley Research Center) where the original seven astronauts trained. NASA Langley’s mission includes a large propensity for broad research and applications span the areas of aeronautics, atmospheric science and space launch.  Specialized areas include aerodynamics, structures & materials, avionics, air traffic management, systems analysis, remote and in-situ sensing, and modeling and simulation (M&S).

Regional Assets

  • Hampton University’s School of Engineering and Technology, Department of Aviation
  • Major system integrator contractors to the U.S. government
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • National Institute of Aerospace
  • Old Dominion University’s College of Engineering & Technology
  • Seven major research colleges and universities

Business Opportunities

  • Remote environmental monitoring
  • Support to federal research
  • Instrumentation and calibration services
  • Modeling & simulation of complex systems
  • Autonomous systems for space exploration

Example Company Profiles