To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Nasa Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, the Chrysler Museum mined the agency’s photographic archive, selecting pictures that highlight its rich history.

With more than 100 images, the exhibition depicts many of Langley’s pioneering innovations—from pilots testing experimental planes, to engineers operating the facility’s famous wind tunnels, to astronauts preparing to take the first steps on the moon.

A tribute to Langley’s advancements in aviation, atmospheric understanding, and extraterrestrial exploration, Picturing Innovation explores how photographs not only document innovations but also launching them ahead.