The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) is a non-profit research and graduate education institute created to conduct innovative aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
NIA serves as a strategic partner with NASA Langley Research Center and the aerospace community to enable research creativity and expand technology development opportunities. The Institute integrates research and graduate education while creating new government / academia / industry partnerships to solve tomorrow’s problems today.
The FLOATing DRAGON Balloon Challenge contributes to NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s (SMD) mission and is sponsored by NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility’s Balloon Program Office and managed by the National Institute of Aerospace.
NIA Program Team
FLOATing DRAGON is managed by the National Institute of Aerospace on behalf of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility’s Balloon Program Office.