The Four P's to NASA with Dr. Christine Darden
The BOLD Center and the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences department host NASA Legend Dr. Christine Darden.
Dr. Darden spoke with the college as a part of Black History Month celebrations, sharing her life experiences as an engineer.
During her 40-year career at NASA she served as the deputy program manager of The TU-144 Experiments Program – an element of NASA’s High Speed Research Program. In 1999, she was appointed as the director in the Program Management Office of the Aerospace Performing Center where she was responsible for Langley research in air traffic management and other aeronautics programs managed at other NASA Centers.
Darden also served as technical consultant on numerous government and private projects, and is the author of more than 50 publications in the field of high lift wing design in supersonic flow, flap design, sonic boom prediction, and sonic boom minimization.