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Goddard in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grooved Runway

 
 
Grooved Runway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 19, 2020
1. Grooved Runway Marker
Inscription.  This runway section was part of a NASA Wallops Island aeronautics study conducted in the 1960s. The study showed that grooved concrete surfaces deter aircraft tire hydroplaning. Now, many state highway departments use similar pavement to reduce car skidding on wet roads.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 38° 59.558′ N, 76° 50.844′ W. Marker is in Goddard, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Greenbelt Road (Maryland Route 193) west of Icesat Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9432 Greenbelt Road, Lanham MD 20706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nike-Black Brant (here, next to this marker); Sounding Rockets (here, next to this marker); Nike-Tomahawk (a few steps from this marker); Apollo In Your Life / The Future Lunar Program (a few steps from this marker); Duties (a few steps from this marker); Life Onboard
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(a few steps from this marker); Apollo Command Module (a few steps from this marker); Javelin (Argo D-4) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goddard.
 
More about this marker. Located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center
 
Also see . . .
1. NASA Goddard Visitor Center. (Submitted on February 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Goddard Space Flight Center. (Submitted on February 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
A Section of a Grooved Runway next to the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 19, 2020
2. A Section of a Grooved Runway next to the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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