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National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

 
 
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Marker
Inscription. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was established by Congress in 1915 to “supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight.” The NACA created the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory at nearby Langley Field in 1917. Overseen by an advisory committee including Orville Wright and Charles Lindbergh, the laboratory created and used specialized wind tunnels and facilities to research and accelerate aeronautic technologies during peacetime and wartime from the 1920s to the late 1950s. In 1958, the NACA was superseded by the modern NASA and the laboratory was renamed the Langley Research Center.
 
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. Touch 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
Wide view of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (Right) Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (Right) Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map 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 & SpaceScience & Medicine
 
 
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