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Downtown Hampton in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace

 
 
Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace Marker
Inscription.  The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), created in 1915 to revitalize American aviation, was a pivotal force behind opening Langley Field in 1917 nearby to the north. It was named for the late Smithsonian Secretary Samuel P. Langley. The NACA's first research facility, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, opened in 1918. Over the years, it solved complex problems of atmospheric flight, yielding ongoing advances in aircraft design. After World War II, the laboratory also laid the foundation for space flight. When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) emerged in 1958, Langley trained America's first astronauts.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-97.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 37° 1.466′ N, 76° 20.62′ W. Marker is in Downtown Hampton in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South King Street and Settlers Landing Road (U.S. 60), on the left on South King Street
Langley Field Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Langley Field Markers
. This marker is in Carousel Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Langley Field: Creating an Air Force (here, next to this marker); Ninteenth-Century Hampton (a few steps from this marker); Twentieth-Century Hampton (a few steps from this marker); Hampton (a few steps from this marker); Eighteenth-Century Hampton (a few steps from this marker); Seventeenth-Century Hampton (a few steps from this marker); Hampton Is Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); British Approach to Hampton / The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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