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Collier Trophy presentation 1929

Collier Trophy presentation 1929

Description: (April 10, 1929) President Herbert Hoover presents the Collier Trophy to Joseph Ames, chairman of the NACA in 1929. Three years later, as part of his plan to increase efficiency in government, Hoov... more

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale  circa 1932 - 1934 photos provied from private collection with permission to use by NASA Ames Research Center ARC-1932-AD93-0073-20

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1932 - 1934 photos ...

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1932 - 1934 photos provied from private collection with permission to use by NASA Ames Research Center

Construction  at NAS Sunnyvale later remamed NAS Moffett Field circa 1933 - 1934 photos provied from private collection with permission to use by NASA Ames Research Center ARC-1934-AD93-0073-26

Construction at NAS Sunnyvale later remamed NAS Moffett Field circa 1...

Construction at NAS Sunnyvale later remamed NAS Moffett Field circa 1933 - 1934 photos provied from private collection with permission to use by NASA Ames Research Center

High-ranking NACA men looking serious

High-ranking NACA men looking serious

Description: (November 16, 1940) 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, Au... more

NACA Employees

NACA Employees

Description(March 19, 1940) NACA Ames Personnel: Front Row; John Parsons, Manie Poole, Edward Sharp, Back Row; Carlson Bioletti, Ferril Nickle, Arthur Freeman, R J Clark..Raw Image # : M-285

NACA Employees Looking Sharp For a Staff Photo at Ames

NACA Employees Looking Sharp For a Staff Photo at Ames

Description (April 29, 1940) Arriving Engineers were John Parsons and Ferril Nickle (January 29, 1940) They were the first permanent members of the laboratory's staff on site. Other early arrivals from Langley ... more

NACA Ames 7x10 Wind Tunnel

NACA Ames 7x10 Wind Tunnel

Description (April 1, 1942) A scale model is being prepared for study in one of the 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tunnels at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory...Identifier: GPN-2000-001822

16 Foot High Speed Wind Tunnel

16 Foot High Speed Wind Tunnel

Description(February 8, 1942) 16ft High Speed Wind Tunnel downstream view through cooling tower section.

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 ...

NACA photographer General view test chamber in the 7x10ft wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research center with test engineers

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 R...

(03/12/1943) Aerial view of the site from the 40x80 wind tunnel At NASA Ames Research Center. Site includes the 16 foot and 7x10 wind tunnels in the background. Building 200 also under construction. Framing f... more

De-icing Research conducted at the NASA Ames Research Center. Icing flight test on C-46 airplane (flight 29 11:25am to 12:50 am)  glaze ice on loop antenna co-pilots airspeed mast. ARC-1944-AAL-5010

De-icing Research conducted at the NASA Ames Research Center. Icing fl...

De-icing Research conducted at the NASA Ames Research Center. Icing flight test on C-46 airplane (flight 29 11:25am to 12:50 am) glaze ice on loop antenna co-pilots airspeed mast.

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2 ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946 budget) ARC-1944-A-6245

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2 ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946...

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2 ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946 budget)

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946 budget) ARC-1944-A-6244

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946 ...

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946 budget)

Northrop N9M-2 Airplane.

Northrop N9M-2 Airplane.

Northrop N9M-2 airplane; 3/4 front view from above.

Detailed View of Schlieren Setup

Detailed View of Schlieren Setup

Description (October 26, 1945) Detail view of Schlieren setup in the 1 x 3 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel...Image # : A-1X3SST-19

Behold, the World's Largest Wind Tunnel!

Behold, the World's Largest Wind Tunnel!

Description (1947) Looking down the throat of the world's largest tunnel. The scene is NACA's 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel at Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California, which when it was built was the... more

NACA Ames 16 foot High Speed Wind Tunnel

NACA Ames 16 foot High Speed Wind Tunnel

(April 1, 1948) View of the 16 Foot High Speed Wind Tunnel at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California...Image # : A-12679

P-80 Model Mounted on Wing of a NACA P-51B

P-80 Model Mounted on Wing of a NACA P-51B

(June 1, 1948) A technician mounts a model of a P-80 aircraft on the wing of a NACA North American P-51B. In high speed dives of the P-51B, the instrumented model returns aerodynamic data on transonic flight...... more

Godfrey, Cooper and DeFrance on the Ramp

Godfrey, Cooper and DeFrance on the Ramp

(1948) Radio and early television personality Arthur Godfrey, (left) has a discussion with NACA civilian pilot George Cooper, (center) and Smith DeFrance, (right) former director of the Ames Aeronautical Labora... more

Godfrey, Cooper and DeFrance on the Ramp

Godfrey, Cooper and DeFrance on the Ramp

(1948) Radio and early television personality Arthur Godfrey, (left) has a discussion with NACA civilian pilot George Cooper, (center) and Smith DeFrance, (right) former director of the Ames Aeronautical Labora... more

When was the last time YOU broke the sound barrier?

When was the last time YOU broke the sound barrier?

Description: (September 27, 1951) NACA Test Pilot George Cooper was incredibly accomplished -- he flew 81 combat missions in Europe during World War II, including a mission over Normandy and the Battle of the B... more

XFV-1

XFV-1

Description (May 16, 1952) Free-flight investigation of 1/4-scale dynamic model of XFV-1 in NACA Ames 40x80ft wind tunnel...Identifier: AILS_A-17167

Lockheed XFV-1 model in the 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center.

Lockheed XFV-1 model in the 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Resear...

Lockheed XFV-1 model. Project engineer Mark Kelly (not shown). Remote controlled model flown in the settling chamber of the 40x80 wind tunnel. Electric motors in the model, controlled the counter-rotating prope... more

Lockheed XFV-1 model in the 40x80 foot wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center

Lockheed XFV-1 model in the 40x80 foot wind tunnel at NASA Ames Resear...

Wide shot of 40x 80 wind tunnel settling chamber with Lockheed XFV-1 model. Project engineer Mark Kelly (not shown). Remote controlled model flown in the settling chamber of the 40x80 wind tunnel. Electric mot... more

F-86 Lowered into Full Scale Tunnel at Ames

F-86 Lowered into Full Scale Tunnel at Ames

Description (1954) This F-86 aircraft is being lowered into the 40 x 80 Foot Full Scale Wind Tunnel at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field California. Behind the aircraft and out of view, a cra... more

Center Director Smith DeFrance

Center Director Smith DeFrance

Description: (1954) Smith J. DeFrance poses by F-84 aircraft on flight line at Ames Research Center. Note the classic NACA wings logo on the hangar.

Free-Falling Body Nose Dives in Desert

Free-Falling Body Nose Dives in Desert

Description (1955) This missile-like free-falling body was dropped from an altitude of seven miles. The purpose of this drop was to investigate the efficiency of air inlets of a type suitable for high speed jet... more

Photo of a Photo of P-51

Photo of a Photo of P-51

Description (December 9, 1955) Phototheodolite camera record image of P-51 in flight.

Alfred J. Eggers

Alfred J. Eggers

Description: (1956) Alfred J. Eggers served as NASA's Assistant Administrator for Policy from January 1968 through March 1971. After that he accepted a position as Assistant Director for Research Applications a... more

H. Julian Allen with his Blunt Body Theory

H. Julian Allen with his Blunt Body Theory

Description: (December 31, 1957) H. Julian Allen is best known for his "Blunt Body Theory" of aerodynamics, a design technique for alleviating the severe re-entry heating problem which was then delaying the dev... more

NACA Genius: Harvey Allen

NACA Genius: Harvey Allen

Description: (July 10, 1957) H. Julian "Harvey" Allen at his home...Harvey Allen, a San Francisco Bay Area local, grew up in on University Avenue in Palo Alto, CA. He attended nearby Stanford University, where ... more

F-100 and George Cooper

F-100 and George Cooper

Description (March 27, 1957) North American F-100 Airplane (NACA 709), with Pilot George Cooper.

H. Julian Allen

H. Julian Allen

Description: (December 21, 1957) H. Julian Allen stands beside the observation window of the 8 x 7 foot test section of the NACA Ames Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel. H. Julian Allen is best known for his "Blunt Body ... more

Charles Hall displaying tunnel model AR-2 which incorporates conical camber as the half-cone twist in the wings (in simulated 2x4' tunnel)  Note: printed in 60 year at NASA Ames Research Center by Glenn Bugos  NASA SP-2000-4314 ARC-1957-A-22437

Charles Hall displaying tunnel model AR-2 which incorporates conical c...

Charles Hall displaying tunnel model AR-2 which incorporates conical camber as the half-cone twist in the wings (in simulated 2x4' tunnel) Note: printed in 60 year at NASA Ames Research Center by Glenn Bugos ... more

Harvey Allen in his Home.

Harvey Allen in his Home.

Harvey Allen, Chief of the High-Speed Research Division at NASA Ames Research Center, in his home.

H. Julian 'Harvey'  Allen in front of the NASA Ames 8_x_7 foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel test section. A blunt body model mounted in the test section is ready for testing  . The 8_X_7_foot is part of the  Unitary Plan WInd Tunnel Complex  Note: printed in 60 year at NASA Ames Research Center by Glenn Bugos  NASA SP-2000-4314 ARC-1957-A-23438

H. Julian 'Harvey' Allen in front of the NASA Ames 8_x_7 foot Superso...

H. Julian 'Harvey' Allen in front of the NASA Ames 8_x_7 foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel test section. A blunt body model mounted in the test section is ready for testing . The 8_X_7_foot is part of the Unitary ... more

Thrust Reverser

Thrust Reverser

Description: (May 21, 1958) Ames Chief test pilot George Cooper discusses phases of flight evaluation tests. NACA personnel (l to R) Air Force Major E. Sommerich; Ames Engineer Seth Anderson, Lt. Col. Tavasti; ... more

Arrow Wing Model in the 6x6 Foot Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames.

Arrow Wing Model in the 6x6 Foot Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames.

A chambered and twisted wing-body. Arrow wing hypersonic model tested in the 6x6 foot wind tunnel at the NASA Ames Research Center. Don Richey

XV-3 airplane helicopter hovering  VTOLin front of the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA hangar N-211 ARC-1961-A-27737

XV-3 airplane helicopter hovering VTOLin front of the NASA Ames Resea...

XV-3 airplane helicopter hovering VTOLin front of the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA hangar N-211

XV-3 airplane helicopter hovering  VTOLin front of the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA hangar N-211 ARC-1961-A-27738

XV-3 airplane helicopter hovering VTOLin front of the NASA Ames Resea...

XV-3 airplane helicopter hovering VTOLin front of the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA hangar N-211

Vice President Lyndon Johnson (L) discusses tektites with Dr. Dean Chapman, Ames (R) during a tour of NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. ARC-1961-A-28326-36

Vice President Lyndon Johnson (L) discusses tektites with Dr. Dean Cha...

Vice President Lyndon Johnson (L) discusses tektites with Dr. Dean Chapman, Ames (R) during a tour of NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

M2-F1 mounted in NASA Ames Research Center 40x80 foot wind tunnel

M2-F1 mounted in NASA Ames Research Center 40x80 foot wind tunnel

(1962) After the first attempted ground-tow tests of the M2-F1 in March 1963, the vehicle was taken to the Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA, for wind-tunnel testing. During these tests, Milt Thompson and... more

X-14A NASA 234 hovering over ramp at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA ARC-1962-A-29976

X-14A NASA 234 hovering over ramp at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mo...

X-14A NASA 234 hovering over ramp at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Apollo Launch Escape System in Wind Tunnel

Apollo Launch Escape System in Wind Tunnel

(1963) A technician mounts a model of the Apollo Launch Escape System (LES) in the Unitary Wind Tunnel at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. The LES was a tower like structure consisting ... more

Data Processing at Ames Research Center.

Data Processing at Ames Research Center.

IBM 1401 Data Processing System at NASA Ames Research Center. Don Richey

Data Processing System at Ames Research Center.

Data Processing System at Ames Research Center.

Equipment: Data Processing and Data Reduction at the NASA Ames Research Center, EMC. IBM 7090 Data Processing System. Don Richey

M-1 Model in Hypersonic Tunnel

M-1 Model in Hypersonic Tunnel

(1964) An engineer mounts a model of the M-1 Lifting Body in the throat of the 3.5 Foot Hypersonic Tunnel at the Nasa Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California...Image # : A-29007

M-1 Model in Hypersonic Tunnel

M-1 Model in Hypersonic Tunnel

(1964) An engineer mounts a model of the M-1 Lifting Body in the throat of the 3.5 Foot Hypersonic Tunnel at the Nasa Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California...Image # : A-29007

M-1 Model in Hypersonic Tunnel

M-1 Model in Hypersonic Tunnel

(1964) An engineer mounts a model of the M-1 Lifting Body in the throat of the 3.5 Foot Hypersonic Tunnel at the Nasa Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California. (Image # A-29007)

XC-142 Tilt Wing; 0.6 Scale Model in the 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center.

XC-142 Tilt Wing; 0.6 Scale Model in the 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel at NAS...

3/4 front right side only with Tim Wills on right and Charles Greco, mechanic. Large flaps on Variable height struts. XC-142 was a tri-service tiltwing experimental aircraft designed to investigate the operati... more

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center with Tom Mills. The propulsive lift system was tested to determine power-on performance characteristics in preparation for flight tests. ARC-1964-AC-32744

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames ...

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center with Tom Mills. The propulsive lift system was tested to determine power-on performance characteristics in preparation for f... more

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center with Tom Mills. The propulsive lift system was tested to determine power-on performance characteristics in preparation for flight tests. ARC-1901-AC-32746

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames ...

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center with Tom Mills. The propulsive lift system was tested to determine power-on performance characteristics in preparation for f... more

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center with Tom Mills. The propulsive lift system was tested to determine power-on performance characteristics in preparation for flight tests.  Used in Memoiors of an Aeronautical Engineer, Flight Tests at Ames Research Center 1940-1970 NASA-SP-2002-4526 (Seth B. Anderson) ARC-1964-AC-32745

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames ...

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center with Tom Mills. The propulsive lift system was tested to determine power-on performance characteristics in preparation for f... more

Artist: John Bahrer Oil Portrait: Dr.Smith J. DeFranch,  founding Director of Ames Research Center 1940 to 1965  Note: printed in 60 year at NASA Ames Research Center by Glenn Bugos  NASA SP-2000-4314 ARC-1965-A-35560

Artist: John Bahrer Oil Portrait: Dr.Smith J. DeFranch, founding Dire...

Artist: John Bahrer Oil Portrait: Dr.Smith J. DeFranch, founding Director of Ames Research Center 1940 to 1965 Note: printed in 60 year at NASA Ames Research Center by Glenn Bugos NASA SP-2000-4314

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Rotary Entry Vehicle configuration REV-1 model schlieren. Testing being done at the NASA Ames Research Center, California ARC-1966-A-39240

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Rotary Entry Vehicle configuration REV-...

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Rotary Entry Vehicle configuration REV-1 model schlieren. Testing being done at the NASA Ames Research Center, California

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Rotary Entry Vehicle configuration REV-1 model schlieren  Testing being done at the NASA Ames Research Center, California ARC-1966-A-39238

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Rotary Entry Vehicle configuration REV-...

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Rotary Entry Vehicle configuration REV-1 model schlieren Testing being done at the NASA Ames Research Center, California

MR. A. NATWICK, MR. T. GONZALES, MR. F. GIALLANZA, AT WORK IN THE 7094 COMPUTER ROOM OF THE PIONEER TAPE PROCESSING STATION AT NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER.  Pioneer Off-Line Data Processing System. ARC-1966-AC-37949-7

MR. A. NATWICK, MR. T. GONZALES, MR. F. GIALLANZA, AT WORK IN THE 7094...

MR. A. NATWICK, MR. T. GONZALES, MR. F. GIALLANZA, AT WORK IN THE 7094 COMPUTER ROOM OF THE PIONEER TAPE PROCESSING STATION AT NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER. Pioneer Off-Line Data Processing System.

Bernal Cutaway

Bernal Cutaway

Cutaway view of Bernal Sphere. Art work: Rick Guidice. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center.. NASA ID AC76-1089

Exterior View of Toroidal Colony

Exterior View of Toroidal Colony

Exterior view. Art work: Don Davis. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center..NASA ID AC76-0525

Torus Model

Torus Model

Model of torus colony. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center..NASA ID AC76-0492.1

Bernal Construction

Bernal Construction

Construction crew at work on the colony. Art work: Don Davis. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center.. NASA ID AC76-1288

Bernal Exterior

Bernal Exterior

Exterior view. Art work: Rick Guidice. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center.. NASA ID AC76-0965

Bernal Agriculture

Bernal Agriculture

Agricultural modules in cutaway view (multiple toroids). Art work: Rick .Guidice. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center..NASA ID AC78-0330-4

Cylinder Interior

Cylinder Interior

Interior view looking out through large windows. Art work: Rick Guidice. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center...NASA ID AC75-1086

Cylinder Endcap

Cylinder Endcap

Endcap view with suspension bridge. Art work: Don Davis. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center..NASA ID AC75-1883

Bernal Model

Bernal Model

Model of a Bernal Sphere. Population: 10,000. The Bernal Sphere is a point design with a spherical living area. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center..NASA ID AC76-0852

Torus Interior

Torus Interior

Interior view. Art work: Don Davis. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center..NASA ID AC75-2621

Toroidal Colony

Toroidal Colony

Cutaway view, exposing the interior. Art work: Rick Guidice. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center..NASA ID AC75-1086-1

Cylinder Exterior

Cylinder Exterior

Exterior view of a double cylinder colony. Art work: Rick Guidice. ..Credit: NASA Ames Research Center..NASA ID AC75-1085

Pioneer 10 Trajectory

Pioneer 10 Trajectory

This image, drawn in 1970, is an artist's rendering of the Pioneer 10 spacecraft trajectory, with the planets labeled and a list of the instruments that were intended to be flown. Before the use of computer ani... more

EXPERIMENTS - APOLLO 17

EXPERIMENTS - APOLLO 17

S72-53472 (November 1972) --- An artist's concept illustrating how radar beams of the Apollo 17 lunar sounder experiment will probe three-quarters of a mile below the moon's surface from the orbiting spacecraft... more

Optical Recorder of the Lunar Sounder Experiment

Optical Recorder of the Lunar Sounder Experiment

S72-49482 (November 1972) --- The Optical Recorder of the Lunar Sounder Experiment (S-209) which will be mounted in the SIM bay of the Apollo 17 Service Module. The three functional parts of the Lunar Sounder a... more

NASA Ames Research Center Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel Complex N-227 - just pior to acoustic cover being added (image shows 6ft w.t. in forground) ARC-1969-AC73-2099

NASA Ames Research Center Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel Complex N-227 - jus...

NASA Ames Research Center Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel Complex N-227 - just pior to acoustic cover being added (image shows 6ft w.t. in forground)

Photograph take Pioneer 10 spacecraft managed by the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California Jupiter's Red Spot and a showdow of the Moon, Io are seen in this image taken at a  range of 2527063km. This photo has been enhanced from the raw data received from the spacecraft. ARC-1973-AC73-9175

Photograph take Pioneer 10 spacecraft managed by the NASA Ames Researc...

Photograph take Pioneer 10 spacecraft managed by the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California Jupiter's Red Spot and a showdow of the Moon, Io are seen in this image taken at a range of 2527063km. ... more

X-14B NASA-704: A Bell single-place, open cockpit, twin-engine, jet-lift VTOL aircraft over Highway 101 in approach to Moffett Field, California. The X-14 was used by NASA Ames Research Center to advance state-of-the-art jet-powered VTOL aircraft. ARC-1974-AC74-4562-15

X-14B NASA-704: A Bell single-place, open cockpit, twin-engine, jet-li...

X-14B NASA-704: A Bell single-place, open cockpit, twin-engine, jet-lift VTOL aircraft over Highway 101 in approach to Moffett Field, California. The X-14 was used by NASA Ames Research Center to advance state-... more

X-14B NASA-704: A Bell single-place, open cockpit, twin-engine, jet-lift VTOL aircraft over Highway 101 in approach to Moffett Field, California. The X-14 was used by NASA Ames Research Center to advance state-of-the-art jet-powered VTOL aircraft. ARC-1974-AC74-4562-14

X-14B NASA-704: A Bell single-place, open cockpit, twin-engine, jet-li...

X-14B NASA-704: A Bell single-place, open cockpit, twin-engine, jet-lift VTOL aircraft over Highway 101 in approach to Moffett Field, California. The X-14 was used by NASA Ames Research Center to advance state-... more

X-14B NASA-704: A Bell single-place, open cockpit, twin-engine, jet-lift VTOL aircraft in flight over Sunnyvale golf course. The X-14 was used by NASA Ames Research Center to advance state-of-the-art jet-powered VTOL aircraft. ARC-1974-AC74-4562-13

X-14B NASA-704: A Bell single-place, open cockpit, twin-engine, jet-li...

X-14B NASA-704: A Bell single-place, open cockpit, twin-engine, jet-lift VTOL aircraft in flight over Sunnyvale golf course. The X-14 was used by NASA Ames Research Center to advance state-of-the-art jet-powere... more

Space Shuttle Orbitor Model (A-100) testing in the NASA Ames Research Center 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel ARC-1975-AC75-1161-4

Space Shuttle Orbitor Model (A-100) testing in the NASA Ames Research ...

Space Shuttle Orbitor Model (A-100) testing in the NASA Ames Research Center 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel

F-18 HICL II model in NASA Ames Research Center 12ft Pressure Wind Tunnel 12ft w.t. ARC-1976-A76-0697

F-18 HICL II model in NASA Ames Research Center 12ft Pressure Wind Tun...

F-18 HICL II model in NASA Ames Research Center 12ft Pressure Wind Tunnel 12ft w.t.

NASA Ames Research Center 14-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel ARC-1977-AC77-0846-11

NASA Ames Research Center 14-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel ARC-1977-AC77-...

NASA Ames Research Center 14-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA aerials: Two 7x10 Foot Wind Tunnels N-215 and N-216 (with composite title) ARC-1977-AC77-0846-18

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA aerials: Two 7x10 Foot Wi...

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA aerials: Two 7x10 Foot Wind Tunnels N-215 and N-216 (with composite title)

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA aerials: Two 7x10 Foot Wind Tunnels N-215 and N-216 (with composite title) ARC-1977-AC77-0846-15

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA aerials: Two 7x10 Foot Wi...

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA aerials: Two 7x10 Foot Wind Tunnels N-215 and N-216 (with composite title)

XV-15 tilt rotor takeoff - first NASA Dryden flight

XV-15 tilt rotor takeoff - first NASA Dryden flight

Description: This photo shows the 1st XV-15 tilt rotor flight for NASA/Dryden at the Army contingent at Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, California, October 1980. The former XB-70 hangar can be seen to the lowe... more

XV-15 tilt rotor aircraft on VTOL stand

XV-15 tilt rotor aircraft on VTOL stand

(October 1980) The XV-15 tilt rotor aircraft undergoing tests on the VTOL stand. This allowed the engine and rotor system to undergo realistic testing before being committed to actual free flight. The XV-15s, m... more

Galileo Probe test-358 in NASA Ames Research Center12ft Pressure Wind Tunnel ARC-1981-AC81-0483-1

Galileo Probe test-358 in NASA Ames Research Center12ft Pressure Wind ...

Galileo Probe test-358 in NASA Ames Research Center12ft Pressure Wind Tunnel

RSRA (NASA-741) in flight with NASA Ames Research Center in the background. ARC-1982-AC82-0198-9

RSRA (NASA-741) in flight with NASA Ames Research Center in the backgr...

RSRA (NASA-741) in flight with NASA Ames Research Center in the background.

Sikorsky Rotor Systems Research Aircraft ' RSRA' (72-001 NASA-740) compound configuration in flight:  NASA Ames Research Center, Hangar and 40x 80x120ft W.T. in the background. Note:  Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames;  57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig. 132 ARC-1982-AC82-0253-11

Sikorsky Rotor Systems Research Aircraft ' RSRA' (72-001 NASA-740) com...

Sikorsky Rotor Systems Research Aircraft ' RSRA' (72-001 NASA-740) compound configuration in flight: NASA Ames Research Center, Hangar and 40x 80x120ft W.T. in the background. Note: Used in publication in Fli... more

NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Field Aerial view. - taken from runway looking North west ARC-1982-AC82-0321-2

NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Field Aerial view. - taken from ...

NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Field Aerial view. - taken from runway looking North west

NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Field Aerial view. ARC-1982-AC82-0321-1

NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Field Aerial view. ARC-1982-AC82...

NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Field Aerial view.

An aerial view of the NASA Ames Research Center, looking southeast, showing the wind tunnel facility in the foreground

An aerial view of the NASA Ames Research Center, looking southeast, sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Moffett Field State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Scarborough Release S... more

YAV-8B Aircraft arrival at NASA Ames Research Center (on loan to Ames from US Marines - in Marine colors) ARC-1984-AC84-0253-2

YAV-8B Aircraft arrival at NASA Ames Research Center (on loan to Ames ...

YAV-8B Aircraft arrival at NASA Ames Research Center (on loan to Ames from US Marines - in Marine colors)

YAV-8B Aircraft arrival at NASA Ames Research Center (on loan to Ames from US Marines - a/c in Marine colors) ARC-1984-AC84-0253-3

YAV-8B Aircraft arrival at NASA Ames Research Center (on loan to Ames ...

YAV-8B Aircraft arrival at NASA Ames Research Center (on loan to Ames from US Marines - a/c in Marine colors)

Cray 2 Supercomputer

Cray 2 Supercomputer

(November 31, 1986) Cray 2 Supercomputer for the Numerical Aerodynamic Simulator at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View California. ..Image # : AC87-0093-3

Aerial View of NASA Ames Research Center

Aerial View of NASA Ames Research Center

Aerial view of the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California. The large flaired rectangular structure in the center of the photo is the 80 x 120 Foot Full Scale Wind Tunnel. Adjacent to it is the 40 ... more

VSTOL in the 9 x 7 Foot Wind Tunnel

VSTOL in the 9 x 7 Foot Wind Tunnel

(1987) Engineer Don Durston mounts a McDonnell Douglas Vertical Short Take-Off and Landing (VSTOL) fighter model in the 9 x 7 Foot Wind Tunnel at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California. ..Imag... more

AV-8B (NASA-719) and AV-8C (NASA-704) air to air formation flight with T-38, U-2 (NASA-708) with pilots G. Hardy and J. Martin over NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field. ARC-1987-AC87-0297-50

AV-8B (NASA-719) and AV-8C (NASA-704) air to air formation flight with...

AV-8B (NASA-719) and AV-8C (NASA-704) air to air formation flight with T-38, U-2 (NASA-708) with pilots G. Hardy and J. Martin over NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field.

AV-8B (NASA-719) and AV-8C (NASA-704) air to air formation flight  over NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field. ARC-1987-AC87-0297-55

AV-8B (NASA-719) and AV-8C (NASA-704) air to air formation flight ove...

AV-8B (NASA-719) and AV-8C (NASA-704) air to air formation flight over NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field.

AV-8B (NASA-719) and AV-8C (NASA-704) air to air formation flight  over NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field. ARC-1987-AC87-0297-53

AV-8B (NASA-719) and AV-8C (NASA-704) air to air formation flight ove...

AV-8B (NASA-719) and AV-8C (NASA-704) air to air formation flight over NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field.

Cobra Helicopter at Sunrise

Cobra Helicopter at Sunrise

(December 1, 1989) A TH-1S (NASA-736) Cobra helicopter at sunrise on the ramp at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. ..Image # : AC89-0782-1

Cray Y 190A Supercomputer

Cray Y 190A Supercomputer

(March 1, 1990) The Cray Y 190A Supercomputer at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California...Image # : AC90-0121-8