Aerospace Education Lab (AEL)


The AEL is a state of the art, electronically enhanced, computerized classroom that puts cutting-edge technology at the fingertips of students in middle and high school; it engages students in real world challenges in both aeronautics and space exploration. The AEL houses real aerospace hardware and software including an Advanced Flight Simulator, a laboratory-grade research wind tunnel, a short-wave radio receiver, and hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) for aviation. Classes conducted in the AEL use different scenarios to cover all of NASA's science and technical missions.

The AEL engages community groups, outside organizations and the general public in exciting outreach programs conducted year-round. The AEL workstations are equipped with aerospace hardware and software which simulates real-world challenges in the areas of aeronautics and microgravity.

Microgravity Work Stations Aerospace Work Stations