Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-101.)
Location. 37° 5.142′ N, 76° 22.907′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Commander Shepard Boulevard (Virginia Route 172) and Langley Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Commander Shepard Boulevard. Click for map. The marker is located at the main entrance to the NASA Langley Research Center. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23666, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesterville Plantation Henry Lawson Wyatt (approx. 2.5 miles away); Big Bethel UDC Monument (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of Big Bethel (approx. 2.5 miles away); Big Bethel Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of Big Bethel Union Monument (approx. 2.5 miles away); Poquoson (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
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1. Langley History | NASA. To this day NASA Langley researchers carry on the legacy of their pioneering predecessors. Whether its testing airbags for space capsule landings, developing technologies to allow aircraft to fly at supersonic and hypersonic speeds or studying Earth's atmosphere to better understand global climate change … NASA Langley remains on the leading edge as it has since 1917. (Submitted on May 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Exploring NASA's Roots - The History of the Langley Research Center. From the Curtiss Jenny to the Beech Starship and X-29, from the drone of propellers to the roar of rockets and jets, from wind tunnels generating a maximum airflow speed of 90 miles per hour to tunnels generating Mach 8, from flight a few hundred feet above the ground to flight in space, Langley Research Center has been incubating the ideas and hatching the technology that has helped Americans take off and fly. (Submitted on May 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Science & Medicine •
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