NASA names new director of Langley Research Center

NASA has announced it has selected Clayton Turner as the next director of the agency´s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, the administration said.

Since 2015, Turner has served as Langley´s deputy center director. As center director, he will lead a diverse group of about 3,400 civil servant and contractor scientists, researchers, engineers and support staff, who work to make revolutionary improvements to aviation, expand understanding of Earth´s atmosphere, and develop technology for space exploration.

Prior to his appointment as deputy center director, Turner served as the associate director responsible for managing daily operations with a focus on center commitments. In this capacity, he was responsible for aligning Langley´s institutional resources and infrastructure to meet current and future NASA mission needs.