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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.)
 
Location. 37° 1.466′ N, 76° 20.62′ W. Marker is 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. Touch for map. This marker is in Carousel Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America.
 
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
Langley Field Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Langley Field Markers
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
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Also see . . .
1. The Official Website of Joint Base Langley-Eustis. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. A Place Called Langley Field (pdf file). NPS Archives (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceMilitary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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