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Navy Forward Compartment of control car, USS Macon at NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA ARC-1969-A91-0261-22

Navy Forward Compartment of control car, USS Macon at NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA

Navy USS Macon Moored at south circle, Mt. View from inside Hanger 1 ARC-1969-A91-0261-20

Navy USS Macon Moored at south circle, Mt. View from inside Hanger 1

Navy View looking down inside lower Fin, USS Macon ARC-1969-A91-0261-23

Navy View looking down inside lower Fin, USS Macon

Circa 1935 History of Cockpits - Macon Dirigible cabin housing viewed as sailors moor the blimp at Moffett Field (@ 1935) ARC-1935-A83-0499-26

Circa 1935 History of Cockpits - Macon Dirigible cabin housing viewed as sailors moor the blimp at Moffett Field (@ 1935)

Close view of Macon Dirigible Cabin - control room housing while moored at Moffett Field (1935) ARC-1935-A83-0499-25

Close view of Macon Dirigible Cabin - control room housing while moored at Moffett Field (1935)

Goddard's Rocket as seen from the Launching Tower

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh took this picture of Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket looking down the launching tower on September 23, 1935 in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1935 Goddard launched the A-series of tests on roc... more

Navy USS Macon fighter planes in VIC formation over NAS Sunnyvale ARC-1969-A91-0261-24

Navy USS Macon fighter planes in VIC formation over NAS Sunnyvale

Navy Aerial of San Francisco Bay, California; Yerba Buena Island (Treasure Island) showing construction of San Francisco Bay Bridge ARC-1935-A93-0075-6

Navy Aerial of San Francisco Bay, California; Yerba Buena Island (Treasure Island) showing construction of San Francisco Bay Bridge

Navy San Franciso Bay Bridge Construction (looking west) toward San Francisco Yerba Buena Island in foreground ARC-1935-A93-0075-7

Navy San Franciso Bay Bridge Construction (looking west) toward San Francisco Yerba Buena Island in foreground

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. ARC-1935-A93-0075-1

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.

Navy Squadrons VF-6, VB-2, VS-2, & VT-2 in Hanger at NAS Sunnyvale CA looking south ARC-1935-A91-0261-25

Navy Squadrons VF-6, VB-2, VS-2, & VT-2 in Hanger at NAS Sunnyvale CA looking south

Naval Air Station Synnyvale, Mt View, Ca (aerial) ARC-1935-A93-0073-7

Naval Air Station Synnyvale, Mt View, Ca (aerial)

Fairchild 22

Description (January 16, 1936) Fairchild 22: This is one of the hardest aircraft to identify in Langley's past, as it appeared in numerous guises. Built as a standard Fairchild 22, the NACA changed the wing, th... more

Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop

(1937) After a brief stint in the printing business, Orville and Wilbur Wright decided to open a bicycle shop together. After initially only selling and repairing bicycles in Dayton, Ohio, the Wright brothers b... more

Amelia Earhart

(Unknown) Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937. Born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897, Amelia Earhart did not begin flying until after her move to California... more

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Description: (October 20, 1938) At this meeting Dr. Joesph S. Ames, President Emeritus of John Hopkins University, was re-elected Chairman, and Dr. Vannevar Bush, President- elect of the Carnegie Institution of... more

Sometime in 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and Area ARC-1938-A71-2761

Sometime in 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and Area

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area ARC-1938-AC71-2761

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area

30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel

(May 28, 1938) Langley woodworkers shape the 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel's enormous twin fan blades. At right, wood is roughed into shape from the laminated blanks, and at left, another set of blades is given a f... more

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area ARC-2015-AC71-2761

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area

12-Foot Free-Flight Tunnel

Description Looking through the 12-Foot Free-Flight Tunnel’s spinning fan at a model Chance Vought XF4U-1 Corsair. The pilot is inside the teardrop protrusion at bottom, while the tunnel operator (out of view... more

Spin Models

Description: (October 11, 1939) Spin models under construction in the model shop of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Field, Virginia in 1939. These models would be placed in the Spin T... more

12 Foot Free-Flight Wind Tunnel

Description: The 12 Foot Free-Flight Wind Tunnel is a steel sphere 60 feet in diameter and can be supplied with air compressed up to two or more atmospheres in which the operators will work. A decompression cha... more

Sikorsky XPBS-1

Description (July 25, 1939) Sikorsky XPBS-1: The Sikorsky XPBS-1 was a large four-engined flying boat ordered by the Navy in 1935. Although never ordered into production, the NACA evaluated the craft in 1938. M... more

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

Early Rockets - V-2 rocket emerges from its camouflaged shelter

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

Early Rockets - Hermes A-1 rocket was designed by the U. S. Army after capturing the V-2

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

Early Rockets A-4 (Aggregate-4). Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2)

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

Huntsville, Alabama

This 1940s photo of the South side of Square in downtown Huntsville, Alabama, looking west, shows a historical bank in the background with cars parked just South of the Courthouse (not shown in photo). (Courtes... more

Dr. Joseph S. Ames, Chairman of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics from 1927 to 1939. art by H.E. Lorentz November 1943 ARC-1940-AAL-4968

Dr. Joseph S. Ames, Chairman of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics from 1927 to 1939. art by H.E. Lorentz November 1943

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

Construction of the 16ft (high speed) Wind Tunnel

Description: .Date: October 4, 1940 Construction of the 16ft (high speed) Wind Tunnel. Of the original tunnels planned for Ames the 16ft had perhaps the highest priority. Assigned this precedence because it was... more

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

In the years following World War II, the Army directed that the Huntsville, Alabama Arsenal be advertised for sale. The decision was reversed because the Army found it needed this land for the new missile work ... more

Early Rockets - A-4 (Aggregate-4) rocket. Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2).

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt at Langley 1940

(July 29, 1940) President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Langley Field on July 29, 1940. View of President Roosevelt in a car inside a NACA hangar, two unidentified men stand behind the car, and the wing of a pl... more

Around Marshall. Arsenal workers from Huntsville, Alabama.

During World War II, Arsenal workers from Huntsville, Alabama, and surrounding areas responded to the call for civilian defense workers.

Early Rockets - Aggregate-4 (A-4) illustrates the dimensions and internal workings of the rocket. Later renamed the V-2

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

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 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

The original construction shack at Ames is featured in this view looking toward the southwest. Navy housing and buildings, still being utilized, can be observed in the center background. ARC-1940-M-253-1

The original construction shack at Ames is featured in this view looking toward the southwest. Navy housing and buildings, still being utilized, can be observed in the center background.

The original construction shack at Ames from the back. ARC-1969-M-253-4

The original construction shack at Ames from the back.

First members of the Ames staff: John F Parsons (left) and Ferril R. Nickle (right) standing in front of construction shack. ARC-1969-M-253

First members of the Ames staff: John F Parsons (left) and Ferril R. Nickle (right) standing in front of construction shack.

AMES PERSONNEL: Front Row; John Parsons, Manie Poole, Edward Sharp, Back Row; Carlson Bioletti, Ferril Nickle, Arthur Freeman, R J Clark ARC-1998-M-285

AMES PERSONNEL: Front Row; John Parsons, Manie Poole, Edward Sharp, Back Row; Carlson Bioletti, Ferril Nickle, Arthur Freeman, R J Clark

Goddard rocket in launching tower at Roswell, New Mexico

Goddard rocket in launching tower at Roswell, New Mexico, March 21, 1940. Fuel was injected by pumps from the fueling platform at left. From 1930 to 1941, Dr. Goddard made substantial progress in the developmen... more

Army Air Photo - General view looking west at Ames Aeronautical Laboratory construction progress ARC-1940-0-6

Army Air Photo - General view looking west at Ames Aeronautical Laboratory construction progress

Army Air Photo Flight Research Building construction looking North East ARC-1940-0-15

Army Air Photo Flight Research Building construction looking North East

Army Air Photo General view looking south at Ames construction progress ARC-1940-0-5

Army Air Photo General view looking south at Ames construction progress

Army Air Photo General view looking east at Ames construction progress ARC-1940-0-7

Army Air Photo General view looking east at Ames construction progress

Dr Smitty DeFrance greets Ames original staff members as they prepare to have photo taken ARC-1969-M-704-2

Dr Smitty DeFrance greets Ames original staff members as they prepare to have photo taken

O-47A airplane arrival at Ames Aeronautical Lab The O-47A was Ames first test plane ARC-1969-M-831

O-47A airplane arrival at Ames Aeronautical Lab The O-47A was Ames first test plane

Dr Mead and Members of staff in front of Flight Research Lab building ARC-1969-M-855

Dr Mead and Members of staff in front of Flight Research Lab building

Date: Nov 9, 1940 Aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory showing Flight Research Lab and Construction of 16ft wind tunnel ARC-1969-M-921

Date: Nov 9, 1940 Aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory showing Flight Research Lab and Construction of 16ft wind tunnel

W.H. MCAVOY AMES TEST PILOT RETURNING FROM AN EARLY FLIGHT OF FIRST TEST AIRPLANE AT AMES, A NORTH AMERICAN O-47 ARC-1998-M-925-1

W.H. MCAVOY AMES TEST PILOT RETURNING FROM AN EARLY FLIGHT OF FIRST TEST AIRPLANE AT AMES, A NORTH AMERICAN O-47

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

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames ARC-1969-M-1046

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames ARC-1969-M-1045

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames

20-Foot Spin Tunnel

Description (August 20, 1941) Data from tests of over 300 different models in Langley's free-spinning tunnels which enabled the NACA by the end of the war to establish tail design requirements for satisfactory ... more

First JATO assisted Flight

Full Description: Take-off of America's first "rocket-assisted" airplane, an Ercoupe fitted with a GALCIT developed solid propellent 28 pound thrust JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) booster. The Ercoupe t... more

Zimmerman V-173

Description (November 28, 1941) View of the Vought-Sikorsky V-173 airplane mounted in the Full Scale Wind Tunnel. Shows the prototype "Zimmer Skimmer" or "Flying Pancake" on which the XF5U w... more

Experimental Low-Drag Test Panel on Douglas B-18

Description (1941) In the spring of 1941 Langley installed an experimental low-drag test panel on the wing of a Douglas B-18 airplane. The panel was fitted with suction slots and pressure tubes for a free fligh... more

JATO Flight Test Crew

(August 12, 1941) Flight test crew for the Jet Assisted Take-Off (JATO) experimental solid rocket booster. It was later refered to as RATO (Rocket Assisted Take-Off). From left to right are: F.S. Miller, J.W. P... more

Groundbreaking for the NACA’s Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

Local politicians and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) officials were on hand for the January 23, 1941 groundbreaking for the NACA’s Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory (AERL). The NACA was e... more

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

NACA photographer Lockheed 12A icing research airplane: with heated wings

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

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

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

Ames Aernautical Laboratory aerial; 7x10's and 16ft wind tunnels, N-219, N-220 and construction shack ARC-1941-0-34

Ames Aernautical Laboratory aerial; 7x10's and 16ft wind tunnels, N-219, N-220 and construction shack

Army Air Photo Ames Aeronautical Laboratory construction progress showing two (2) 7x10ft wind tunnels, the 16ft wind tunnel, Technical and Electrical Services Buildings and the construction shack. (Ref: 0-34) ARC-1941-AAL-1324

Army Air Photo Ames Aeronautical Laboratory construction progress showing two (2) 7x10ft wind tunnels, the 16ft wind tunnel, Technical and Electrical Services Buildings and the construction shack. (Ref: 0-34)

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

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

Lockheed 12A sectional view of heated wing ARC-1941-AAL-1355A

Lockheed 12A sectional view of heated wing

Construction of the Hangar at the New Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

Northward view of the Flight Research Building's steel framework in August 1941 as it neared completion at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. The 272- by... more

XB-32 model wing with 15% chord sealed gap aileron. Flaps extended to 40 degrees. The first wind-tunnel report published by Ames Covered the XB-32 Test in the 7-by-10 No. ! and was authored by Roy P. Jackson and George L. Smith Jr. ARC-1969-AAL-1443

XB-32 model wing with 15% chord sealed gap aileron. Flaps extended to 40 degrees. The first wind-tunnel report published by Ames Covered the XB-32 Test in the 7-by-10 No. ! and was authored by Roy P. Jackson a... more

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

Construction Office in Farm House at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

The construction offices for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics’ (NACA) new Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory were originally opened in a small Radio House on the adjacent airport property. By Ju... more

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 E... more

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

Piper J-3L50 Cub

Description (April 16, 1942) Piper J-3L50 Cub: The Piper J-3 Cub was evaluated at Langley by the NACA in late 1939 to early 1940. The J-3 was used by many World War II pilots as the airplane in which they were ... more

16 Foot High Speed Wind Tunnel

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

Interior View of Drafting Room in ERB

Description: (September 21, 1942) Interior view of Drafting Room in Engine Research Building showing men at work at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. This building was considered the research heart of NA... more

7- By 10-Foot Wind Tunnel

Description This views in the 7- by 10-foot test sections show a Douglas XSB2D-1 model set up for testing. The struts supporting the Douglas XSB2D-1 are mounted on a 6-component balance below the floor. NACA a... more

16-Foot High Speed Tunnel

(A-12679) The 16-Foot High-Speed Tunnel in 1942, shortly after it entered service as the third wind tunnel at the young laboratory. The two 7- by 10-foot tunnels and a hangar are on the right.

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

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

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

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

Lockheed P-38 model. Underslung elongated fuselage with tail. ARC-1942-AAL-2125

Lockheed P-38 model. Underslung elongated fuselage with tail.

George Lewis Addresses Staff during the Construction of the New Laboratory

Construction Manager Raymond Sharp and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Director of Research George Lewis speak to employees during the May 8, 1942, Initiation of Research ceremony at the ... more

Initiation of Research at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

A group of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) officials and local dignitaries were on hand on May 8, 1942, to witness the Initiation of Research at the NACA's new Aircraft Engine Research Labora... more

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

Zella Morewitz poses with a model of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory, currently the NASA Glenn Research Center. The model was displayed in the Administ... more

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)