Monday, July 17, 2017

Fifty Years of NASA Aeronautical Research

Fifty Years of NASA Research_01A NASA publication on their first fifty years of aeronautical research. Lots of info and photos.

From the introduction:
It is fifty years since the first symbolic shovels full of earth were lifted
above the soil of Langley Field to signal the start of construction of
the first research laboratory for the National Advisory Committee for
Those shovels of Virginia ground symbolized more than the construc-
tion of a research laboratory. They were tangible proof that this coun-
try was determined to build an aeronautical research establishment
second to none in the world, aimed at regaining and then maintain-
ing the lead in aeronautics which had been given to America by
Orville and Wilbur Wright less than I4 years before

Click here to download booklet (33.7 Megs)

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