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The Wright Brothers' First Heavier-than-air Flight

The Wright Brothers' First Heavier-than-air Flight

First meeting of NACA in 1915

First meeting of NACA in 1915

George Lewis, NACA Director of Research

George Lewis, NACA Director of Research

Double the pilots, double the trouble

Double the pilots, double the trouble

Langley First Wind Tunnel

Langley First Wind Tunnel

Joseph Ames

Joseph Ames

The NACA's First Wind Tunnel

The NACA's First Wind Tunnel

Atmospheric Wind Tunnel #1

Atmospheric Wind Tunnel #1

Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" Aircraft With Model Wing Suspended

Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" Aircraft With Model Wing Suspended

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Meeting

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Meeting

Variable Density Tunnel

Variable Density Tunnel

Hangar construction

Hangar construction

John F. Victory

John F. Victory

Patternmakers

Patternmakers

Paul King and the Vought VE-7

Paul King and the Vought VE-7

Boeing NB-1

Boeing NB-1

Max M. Munk

Max M. Munk

Sperry M-1 Messenger

Sperry M-1 Messenger

Weick, Lindbergh, and Hamilton

Weick, Lindbergh, and Hamilton

NACA Langely Administrative Office

NACA Langely Administrative Office

Wright WF3W-1 Apache

Wright WF3W-1 Apache

Making airplanes

Making airplanes

Curtiss Hawk

Curtiss Hawk

Curtiss Racer

Curtiss Racer

NACA Cowling #10

NACA Cowling #10

Metal shop

Metal shop

Henry Reid at his desk

Henry Reid at his desk

Vought O2U-1 Corsair

Vought O2U-1 Corsair

Curtiss Hawk

Curtiss Hawk

Amelia Earhart Visits NACA (And Gets Her Coat Caught in a Wind Tunnel!)

Amelia Earhart Visits NACA (And Gets Her Coat Caught in a Wind Tunnel!)

Curtiss AT-5a with NACA Cowling

Curtiss AT-5a with NACA Cowling

Variable Density Wind Tunnel

Variable Density Wind Tunnel

Metal workers

Metal workers

Variable Density Wind Tunnel

Variable Density Wind Tunnel

Langley Laboratory Annual Picnic, Buckroe Beach

Langley Laboratory Annual Picnic, Buckroe Beach

Collier Trophy presentation 1929

Collier Trophy presentation 1929

Fokker Trimotor, 1929

Fokker Trimotor, 1929

Pearl I. Young

Pearl I. Young

The NASA Ames 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel

The NASA Ames 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel

5-Foot Vertical Wind Tunnel

5-Foot Vertical Wind Tunnel

Curtiss Bleeker Helicopter

Curtiss Bleeker Helicopter

Full Scale Tunnel (FST) and Seaplane Tow Channel

Full Scale Tunnel (FST) and Seaplane Tow Channel

Full Scale Tunnel (FST) and Seaplane Tow Channel [Exterior]

Full Scale Tunnel (FST) and Seaplane Tow Channel [Exterior]

Model of 5-Foot Vertical Wind Tunnel

Model of 5-Foot Vertical Wind Tunnel

Curtiss Bleeker Helicopter

Curtiss Bleeker Helicopter

Original NACA Hangars

Original NACA Hangars

NACA Airfoils: Variable Density Tunnel

NACA Airfoils: Variable Density Tunnel

NACA Boeing model 15

NACA Boeing model 15

Fairchild 22

Fairchild 22

5-foot Vertical Wind Tunnel

5-foot Vertical Wind Tunnel

The Dirigible Hanger at Moffett Field

The Dirigible Hanger at Moffett Field

The Boeing P-26A

The Boeing P-26A

Weick W-1

Weick W-1

Weick W-1A of 1934

Weick W-1A of 1934

NACA & Charles Lindbergh

NACA & Charles Lindbergh

Fairchild 22

Fairchild 22

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel

30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel

Spin Models

Spin Models

Sikorsky XPBS-1

Sikorsky XPBS-1

Langley Photographer NACA Annual Committee meeting: All Members present - including C Abbot, Arnold, Briggs, Bush, Hester and Lindbergh Ref: Langley No. LMAL-188872 ARC-1939-A85-0125

Langley Photographer NACA Annual Committee meeting:  All Members present - including C Abbot, Arnold, Briggs, Bush, Hester and  Lindbergh Ref: Langley No. LMAL-188872 ARC-1939-A85-0125

High-ranking NACA men looking serious

High-ranking NACA men looking serious

Franklin D. Roosevelt at Langley 1940

Franklin D. Roosevelt at Langley 1940

NACA Employees Looking Sharp For a Staff Photo at Ames

NACA Employees Looking Sharp For a Staff Photo at Ames

NACA Employees

NACA Employees

April 9, 1940 Ames personnel ARC-1969-M-308

April 9, 1940 Ames personnel ARC-1969-M-308

Dr George W. Lewis, NACA Director of Aeronautical Research (1929-1947) first visit to Ames Lab: L-R; John Parsons, William Mc Avoy, Donald H. Wood, Dr. Lewis, S. J. DeFrance, Author B. Freeman, Carlton Bioletti ARC-1969-M-926

Dr George W. Lewis, NACA Director of Aeronautical Research  (1929-1947) first visit to Ames Lab:  L-R; John Parsons, William Mc Avoy, Donald H. Wood,  Dr. Lewis, S. J. DeFrance, Author B. Freeman, Carlton Bioletti ARC-1969-M-926

20-Foot Spin Tunnel

20-Foot Spin Tunnel

Zimmerman V-173

Zimmerman V-173

Experimental Low-Drag Test Panel on Douglas B-18

Experimental Low-Drag Test Panel on Douglas B-18

Groundbreaking for the NACA’s Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

Groundbreaking for the NACA’s Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

NACA photographer Lockheed 12A icing research airplane: with heated wings ARC-1941-AAL-1166

NACA photographer Lockheed 12A icing research airplane: with heated wings ARC-1941-AAL-1166

NACA Photographer 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 construction at the Ames Research Center, California ARC-1941-AAL-1246

NACA Photographer 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 construction at the Ames Research Center, California ARC-1941-AAL-1246

NACA Photographer Construction of the 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 at the Ames Research Center, California ARC-1941-AAL-1251

NACA Photographer Construction of the 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 at the Ames Research Center, California ARC-1941-AAL-1251

NACA Photographer installng propeller blades in 7x10ft#1 w.t. N-215 ARC-1941-AAL-1253

NACA Photographer installng propeller blades in 7x10ft#1 w.t.  N-215 ARC-1941-AAL-1253

NACA Photographer N-216; 7x10ft#2 Wind Tunnel being constructed at the Ames Research Center, California ARC-1941-AAL-1341

NACA Photographer N-216; 7x10ft#2 Wind Tunnel being constructed at the Ames Research Center, California ARC-1941-AAL-1341

NACA Photographer NASA Ames De-icing project: diagram of the systems using exhaust-heated air to prevent icing on the Lockheed 12A wings Published: Adventures in Research SP-4302 ARC-1941-AAL-1352

NACA Photographer NASA Ames De-icing project: diagram of the systems using exhaust-heated air to prevent icing on the Lockheed 12A wings  Published: Adventures in Research SP-4302 ARC-1941-AAL-1352

NACA photographer Ice Reearch being conducted at NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory on a Lockheed 12-A, NACA 97; test #4, ice on tell-tale strut in flight ARC-1941-AAL-1697

NACA photographer Ice Reearch being conducted at NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory on a Lockheed 12-A,  NACA 97; test #4, ice on tell-tale strut in flight ARC-1941-AAL-1697

NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory aerial; 16ft, 7X10ft#1, 7x10ft#2 wind tunnels, Technical Services Bldg N-220, Utilities later Electrical Services Bldg N-219 and construction on the Science Laboratory, later Engineering Services Bldg N-203 ARC-1941-AAL-1731

NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory aerial; 16ft, 7X10ft#1, 7x10ft#2 wind tunnels, Technical Services Bldg N-220, Utilities later Electrical Services Bldg N-219 and construction on the Science Laboratory, later Engineering Services Bldg N-203 ARC-1941-AAL-1731

NACA Ames 7x10 Wind Tunnel

NACA Ames 7x10 Wind Tunnel

Piper J-3L50 Cub

Piper J-3L50 Cub

16 Foot High Speed Wind Tunnel

16 Foot High Speed Wind Tunnel

Interior View of Drafting Room in ERB

Interior View of Drafting Room in ERB

NACA Photographer - 16ft High Speed Wind Tunnel downstream view through cooling tower section ARC-1942-AAL-1854

NACA Photographer - 16ft High Speed Wind Tunnel downstream view through cooling tower section ARC-1942-AAL-1854

NACA photographer General view test chamber in the 7x10ft wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research center with test engineers ARC-1942-AAL-1813

NACA photographer General view test chamber in the 7x10ft wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research center with test engineers ARC-1942-AAL-1813

NACA Photographer Douglas XSB2D-1 model WBHV-t in 7x10ft w.t. at Ames Research Center, CA 3/4 right front view ARC-1942-AAL-1844

NACA Photographer Douglas XSB2D-1 model WBHV-t in 7x10ft w.t. at Ames Research Center, CA 3/4 right front view ARC-1942-AAL-1844

NACA Ames Research Center 7x10_foot Wind Tunnel test of the Douglas XSB2D-1 model ARC-1942-AAL-1986

NACA Ames Research Center 7x10_foot Wind Tunnel test of the Douglas XSB2D-1 model ARC-1942-AAL-1986

Model of the NACA's Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory during its Construction

Model of the NACA's Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory during its Construction

NACA Ames Photograpeher Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revised twisted wing at 11 deg. (tuft studies) ARC-1942-AAL-2994

NACA Ames Photograpeher Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revised twisted wing at 11 deg. (tuft studies) ARC-1942-AAL-2994

Fuels and Lubes Research Operations

Fuels and Lubes Research Operations

Consolidated B-24D Liberator

Consolidated B-24D Liberator

P-51 Mustang in Full Scale Tunnel

P-51 Mustang in Full Scale Tunnel

Stability Tunnel

Stability Tunnel

Computers reading from the Manometer Board of the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Computers reading from the Manometer Board of the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Computers processing data from the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel at Ames Research Center.

Computers processing data from the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel at Ames Research Center.

Computers calculating data from teh Ames 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Computers calculating data from teh Ames 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Aerial View Of The Site From The 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel At Nasa Ames Research Center.

Aerial View Of The Site From The 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel At Nasa Ames Research Center.

NACA Photographer - North American XP-51B Airplane with outer wing panels removed and ready for testing in Ames 16 foot wind tunnel. ARC-1943-AAL-3782

NACA Photographer - North American XP-51B Airplane with outer wing panels removed and ready for testing in Ames 16 foot wind tunnel. ARC-1943-AAL-3782

Construction of the Ames Full-Scale 40x80ft Wind tunnel. - side view of entrance cone, blimp in background ARC-1943-AFST-37

Construction of the Ames Full-Scale 40x80ft Wind tunnel. - side view of entrance cone, blimp in background ARC-1943-AFST-37

Panarama from Navy air ship dock showing NACA Ames grounds ARC-1943-AAL-4226

Panarama from Navy air ship dock showing NACA Ames grounds ARC-1943-AAL-4226