Henry Sachs, machinist, is shown with Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket used in the first flight at Roswell, New Mexico on December 30, 1930. The rocket attained an altitude of about 2,000 feet and speed of about ... more
Description (August 15, 1930) Installation of Careystone covering at the Full-Scale Tunnel (FST) facility. The corrugated concrete and asbestos panels (1/4 inch thick; 42 inches wide; 62 inches long) which were... more
Dr. von Braun was among a famous group of rocket experimenters in Germany in the 1930s. This photograph is believed to be made on the occasion of Herman Oberth's Kegelduese liquid rocket engine being certified ... more
In June of 1930 this Curtiss Bleeker Helicopter was photographed on the tarmac in front of the Langley hangar. The first successful helicopters, however, appeared in Europe later in the decade. (Image # L-04608)
(L-4933): The Full-Scale Tunnel, seen from across the Back River shortly before its opening in 1931. With no common items discernable in this photo, it is difficult to appreciate the tunnel’s enormous size.
This photograph shows the Wright Brothers Monument in the distance on Kill Devil Hill and the granite boulder that marks the place that the first take-off of the first airplane was made. On December 17, 1903, t... 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
USS AKRON at Moffett Field, Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Johnson of San Jose and their daughter Ruth. It was possible for the public to park on the shoulder of Bayshore Freeway and walk out on the field to inspect t... more
Navy Victor A Hermann in hay next to the USS AKRON. Note lack of security then. Also note dry grass and haycocks beneath airship.
NAS Sunnyvale Station, Mt. View CA Looking North (Moffett Field) at the top of the image the Kingsport Plunge and the dock can be seen. Thought the plunge closed in the late 20's the structure is still standing.
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
Navy Santa Cruz 'Airport'. Airport looking west: Municipal Rating: Location; 6 miles east of city- Altitude; 75ft - Layout: L-shaped, hard smooth dirt, Drainage; natural. East-west 2,500' X 300' North-South ... more
Navy Aerial of San Francisco Bay, California; Yerba Buena Island (Treasure Island) showing construction of San Francisco Bay Bridge
Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; looking west across South Beach - China Basin to Golden Gate Park, includes Richmond District, Sea Cliff, Presidio, Marina, Fisherman's Wharf, and Telegraph Hill. - No... more
Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California (waterfront - China Basin) Note the beginings of the Golden Gate Bridge in the upper right and the Bay Bridge construction in the middle right of the image.
Langley Photographer NACA Annual Committee meeting: All Members present - including C Abbot, Arnold, Briggs, Bush, Hester and Lindbergh Ref: Langley No. LMAL-188872
This drawing illustrates the vital dimensions of the A-4 (Aggregate-4). Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2), the rocket was developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German rocket team at Peenemuende, G... more
The Hermes A-1 rocket was designed by the U. S. Army after capturing the V-2 rocket from the German army at the conclusion of the Second World War. The Hermes A-1 is a modified V-2 rocket; it utilized the Germa... more
In this undated file photo, probably from World War II, a V-2 rocket emerges from its camouflaged shelter. The team of German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States after World... more
Dr. Joseph S. Ames, Chairman of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics from 1927 to 1939. art by H.E. Lorentz November 1943
This German cutaway drawing of the Aggregate-4 (A-4) illustrates the dimensions and internal workings of the rocket. Later renamed the V-2, the rocket was developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German Rocke... more
The cutaway drawing of the A-4 (Aggregate-4) rocket. Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2), The rocket was developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German rocket team at Peenemuende, Germany on the Balti... more
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