- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - NASA’s Langley Research Center has been named a vertical flight heritage sight.

The center was honored on Friday for its decades of contributions to the advancement of helicopters and other vertical flight aircraft.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden accepted the award from the American Helicopter Society International on behalf of the agency.

The society is the world’s only international society for engineers, scientists and others working on vertical flight technology. It gave NASA a plaque that says the center’s research has contributed significantly to understanding flight aerodynamic and dynamic principles.

NASA says the plaque will be prominently displayed at Langley at a site to be determined.

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