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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA; ) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research.

NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency was to have a distinctly civilian orientation, encouraging peaceful applications in space science. Since its establishment, most US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo Moon landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion spacecraft, the Space Launch System, and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program, which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for uncrewed NASA launches.

NASA science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System; advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate's Heliophysics Research Program; exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic spacecraft such as New Horizons; and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs.

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RAM JET IN TUNNEL ALSO FLAME HOLDER

RAM JET IN TUNNEL ALSO FLAME HOLDER

RAM JET IN TUNNEL ALSO FLAME HOLDER NASA Identifier: C-1945-10903

PUBLICITY WIND TUNNEL ROOF AND HANGAR APRON

PUBLICITY WIND TUNNEL ROOF AND HANGAR APRON

PUBLICITY WIND TUNNEL ROOF AND HANGAR APRON NASA Identifier: C-1945-10536

AERIAL VIEWS OF NACA AT CLEVELAND LAB

AERIAL VIEWS OF NACA AT CLEVELAND LAB

AERIAL VIEWS OF NACA AT CLEVELAND LAB NASA Identifier: C-1945-13048

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR NASA Identifier: C-1945-11390

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10602

ICING RESEARCH PUBLICITY - VIEW FROM TOP COOLING TOWER

ICING RESEARCH PUBLICITY - VIEW FROM TOP COOLING TOWER

ICING RESEARCH PUBLICITY - VIEW FROM TOP COOLING TOWER NASA Identifier: C-1945-12004

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC. NASA Identifier: C-1945-10395

VISIT BY U.S. NAVY FLEET ADMIRAL ERNEST KING

VISIT BY U.S. NAVY FLEET ADMIRAL ERNEST KING

VISIT BY U.S. NAVY FLEET ADMIRAL ERNEST KING NASA Identifier: C-1945-11086

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

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10600

An engineer measures ice thickness on an instrument landing antenna model

An engineer measures ice thickness on an instrument landing antenna mo...

An engineer measures ice thickness on an instrument landing antenna model NASA Identifier: C-1945-10370

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-10335

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-10377

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR NASA Identifier: C-1945-11393

VIEW OF PLOT - CENTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION

VIEW OF PLOT - CENTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION

VIEW OF PLOT - CENTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION NASA Identifier: C-1945-9830

Magnetoplasmadynamcis (MPD)

Magnetoplasmadynamcis (MPD)

Technicians work on Magnetoplasmadynamcis (MPD) plasma accelerator. James Hansen wrote in Spaceflight Revolution: "Beginning in the late 1950s, a small group of Langley researchers led by Robert V. Hess, an app... More

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9883

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10610

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-10346

PUBLICITY - WIND TUNNEL AT NIGHT

PUBLICITY - WIND TUNNEL AT NIGHT

PUBLICITY - WIND TUNNEL AT NIGHT NASA Identifier: C-1945-9514

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9679

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR NASA Identifier: C-1945-11381

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10595

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10599

Pilotless Aircraft Research Division

Pilotless Aircraft Research Division

Project engineer Sidney Alexander adjusts typical RM-2 model in its special launcher at Wallops Island, October 1945. Joseph Shortal has described this project as follows: "The difficulties associated with cons... More

IMPELLER IN MACHINE SHOP

IMPELLER IN MACHINE SHOP

IMPELLER IN MACHINE SHOP NASA Identifier: C-1945-10126

VISIT BY GENERAL DOLITTLE AND MAJOR HENRY POTTER - IN LONG COAT AND MAJOR J BERRY AND MRS DOLITTLE AND MAJOR JACK SIMS - IN JACKET

VISIT BY GENERAL DOLITTLE AND MAJOR HENRY POTTER - IN LONG COAT AND MA...

VISIT BY GENERAL DOLITTLE AND MAJOR HENRY POTTER - IN LONG COAT AND MAJOR J BERRY AND MRS DOLITTLE AND MAJOR JACK SIMS - IN JACKET NASA Identifier: C-1945-13433

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-10340

WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE (VE) DAY CEREMONIES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE (VE) DAY CEREMONIES ADMINISTRATION BUIL...

WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE (VE) DAY CEREMONIES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING NASA Identifier: C-1945-9903

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10587

ICING RESEARCH PHOTOS TAKEN BY ARMY AIRPLANE MODEL WITH MAN IN PHOTO

ICING RESEARCH PHOTOS TAKEN BY ARMY AIRPLANE MODEL WITH MAN IN PHOTO

ICING RESEARCH PHOTOS TAKEN BY ARMY AIRPLANE MODEL WITH MAN IN PHOTO NASA Identifier: C-1945-8833

Bell P-63A Kingcobra

Bell P-63A Kingcobra

Bell P-63A Kingcobra: Similar in appearance to the P-39 Airacobra, with its "car-door" entry and mid-mounted engine, the P-63 was a larger, heavier aircraft. The Kingcobra also used an NACA-developed laminar fl... More

WIND TUNNEL BUILDING FROM NORTHEAST CORNER

WIND TUNNEL BUILDING FROM NORTHEAST CORNER

WIND TUNNEL BUILDING FROM NORTHEAST CORNER NASA Identifier: C-1945-12067

ERB BASEMENT

ERB BASEMENT

ERB BASEMENT NASA Identifier: C-1945-9358

PUBLICITY PHOTOS FUELS & LUBES BUILDING

PUBLICITY PHOTOS FUELS & LUBES BUILDING

PUBLICITY PHOTOS FUELS & LUBES BUILDING NASA Identifier: C-1945-9286

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9884

ICING PICTURE OF THE P-39

ICING PICTURE OF THE P-39

ICING PICTURE OF THE P-39 NASA Identifier: C-1945-10173

P-47M AIRPLANE TUNNEL INSTALLATION IN AWT

P-47M AIRPLANE TUNNEL INSTALLATION IN AWT

P-47M AIRPLANE TUNNEL INSTALLATION IN AWT NASA Identifier: C-1945-13095

ICING RESEARCH PUBLICITY - ICING TUNNEL - WEST SIDE TAKEN FROM SOUTHWEST CORNER - INTENDED DISTORTION

ICING RESEARCH PUBLICITY - ICING TUNNEL - WEST SIDE TAKEN FROM SOUTHWE...

ICING RESEARCH PUBLICITY - ICING TUNNEL - WEST SIDE TAKEN FROM SOUTHWEST CORNER - INTENDED DISTORTION NASA Identifier: C-1945-12006

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9678

P-63 AIRPLANE

P-63 AIRPLANE

P-63 AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1945-9650

AIR CORPS OVERSEAS VETERANS 1ST GROUP - TAKEN IN AUDITORIUM - PUBLICITY

AIR CORPS OVERSEAS VETERANS 1ST GROUP - TAKEN IN AUDITORIUM - PUBLICIT...

AIR CORPS OVERSEAS VETERANS 1ST GROUP - TAKEN IN AUDITORIUM - PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-12029

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-10375

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-10387

JUNO 004 COMBUSTOR GERMAN FRONT SIDE INTERNAL AND EXPLODED VIEW

JUNO 004 COMBUSTOR GERMAN FRONT SIDE INTERNAL AND EXPLODED VIEW

JUNO 004 COMBUSTOR GERMAN FRONT SIDE INTERNAL AND EXPLODED VIEW NASA Identifier: C-1945-13313

WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE (VE) DAY CEREMONIES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE (VE) DAY CEREMONIES ADMINISTRATION BUIL...

WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE (VE) DAY CEREMONIES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING NASA Identifier: C-1945-9912

AWT CONTROL PANEL

AWT CONTROL PANEL

AWT CONTROL PANEL NASA Identifier: C-1945-9631

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10594

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC. NASA Identifier: C-1945-10396

CHRISTMAS GREETING ON BLACKBOARD IN CONFERENCE ROOM IN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING WITH MR SHARP

CHRISTMAS GREETING ON BLACKBOARD IN CONFERENCE ROOM IN THE ADMINISTRAT...

CHRISTMAS GREETING ON BLACKBOARD IN CONFERENCE ROOM IN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING WITH MR SHARP NASA Identifier: C-1945-13918

PUBLICITY WIND TUNNEL ROOF AND HANGAR APRON

PUBLICITY WIND TUNNEL ROOF AND HANGAR APRON

PUBLICITY WIND TUNNEL ROOF AND HANGAR APRON NASA Identifier: C-1945-10527

NORTH GATE HOUSE WITH CAR AND GUARD

NORTH GATE HOUSE WITH CAR AND GUARD

NORTH GATE HOUSE WITH CAR AND GUARD NASA Identifier: C-1945-11808

POWER HOUSE ICING TUNNEL TO WIND TUNNEL BUILDING GROUP

POWER HOUSE ICING TUNNEL TO WIND TUNNEL BUILDING GROUP

POWER HOUSE ICING TUNNEL TO WIND TUNNEL BUILDING GROUP NASA Identifier: C-1945-13017

Test Section of High Speed Tunnel 1945

Test Section of High Speed Tunnel 1945

Shows the test section as seen through a window from the outside. Photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 330). NASA Iden... More

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-10431

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

The German Rocket Team, also known as the Von Braun Rocket Team, poses for a group photograph at Fort Bliss, Texas. After World War II ended in 1945, Dr. Wernher von Braun led some 120 of his Peenemuende Collea... More

Astronaut Deke Slayton during World War II

Astronaut Deke Slayton during World War II

(1945) This World War II photograph shows future Astronaut Donald Deke K. Slayton (on right) and 1st Lt. Ed Steinman (on left) beside a Douglas A-26 bomber in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the summer... More

P-38J AIRPLANE

P-38J AIRPLANE

P-38J AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1945-8993

ICING TEST

ICING TEST

ICING TEST NASA Identifier: C-1945-10186

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9674

RAM JET INSTALLATION IN AWT

RAM JET INSTALLATION IN AWT

RAM JET INSTALLATION IN AWT NASA Identifier: C-1945-8510

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR NASA Identifier: C-1945-11375

FLIGHT RESEARCH BUILDING INTERIOR EAST END

FLIGHT RESEARCH BUILDING INTERIOR EAST END

FLIGHT RESEARCH BUILDING INTERIOR EAST END NASA Identifier: C-1945-8263

B-29 mothership with pilots - Payne, Butchart, Walker, Littleton, and Moise

B-29 mothership with pilots - Payne, Butchart, Walker, Littleton, and ...

This photo shows the B-29 in the background with Dick Payne, Stan Butchart, and Joe Walker standing in front of it, Charles Littleton and John Moise squatting. The Boeing B-29 was the first U.S. aircraft to be ... More

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10609

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9754

NACA MODEL OF RAM JET WITH ABE SILVERSTEIN

NACA MODEL OF RAM JET WITH ABE SILVERSTEIN

NACA MODEL OF RAM JET WITH ABE SILVERSTEIN NASA Identifier: C-1945-10900

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9676

FLIGHT RESEARCH BUILDING INTERIOR EAST END

FLIGHT RESEARCH BUILDING INTERIOR EAST END

FLIGHT RESEARCH BUILDING INTERIOR EAST END NASA Identifier: C-1945-8261

P-80 INSTALLATION

P-80 INSTALLATION

P-80 INSTALLATION NASA Identifier: C-1945-8983

ARMY MX-544 SETUP

ARMY MX-544 SETUP

ARMY MX-544 SETUP NASA Identifier: C-1945-8743

PICNIC GROUNDS FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER

PICNIC GROUNDS FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER

PICNIC GROUNDS FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER NASA Identifier: C-1945-12065

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-10365

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10678

PORTABLE CONTROL ROOM AND BLOWER AND AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON WITH PROPELLER IN MOTION/BLOWER AND AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON WITH PROPELLER IN MOTION

PORTABLE CONTROL ROOM AND BLOWER AND AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON WITH PRO...

PORTABLE CONTROL ROOM AND BLOWER AND AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON WITH PROPELLER IN MOTION/BLOWER AND AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON WITH PROPELLER IN MOTION NASA Identifier: C-1945-13000

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC. NASA Identifier: C-1945-10398

FARMHOUSE FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER

FARMHOUSE FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER

FARMHOUSE FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER NASA Identifier: C-1945-12066

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR NASA Identifier: C-1945-11385

CARRIER CORPORATION MACHINERY FROM SYRACUSE NEW YORK  FOR THE REFRIGERATION BUILDING

CARRIER CORPORATION MACHINERY FROM SYRACUSE NEW YORK FOR THE REFRIGER...

CARRIER CORPORATION MACHINERY FROM SYRACUSE NEW YORK FOR THE REFRIGERATION BUILDING NASA Identifier: C-1945-13582

Icing Research

Icing Research

Description (March 5, 1945) These ice formations on the propeller and fuselage surfaces of a test unit installed in the Icing Research Tunnel at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory ... More

Pilotless Aircraft Research Division

Pilotless Aircraft Research Division

Description (June 27, 1945) The launching of the first rocket at the NACA's Wallop's Island Facility on June 27, 1945. Joseph Shortal described this launch as follows: "The initial operations on June 27, 1945 o... More

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9760

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat (Grumman F4F)

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat (Grumman F4F)

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat (Grumman F4F): Built by the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors, the Grumman F4F Wildcat became the General Motors FM-2 Wildcat. Of the 7,825 built, 5,837 were manufactured b... More

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9755

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING FRONT VIEW

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING FRONT VIEW

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING FRONT VIEW NASA Identifier: C-1945-13040

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC. NASA Identifier: C-1945-10397

AIRPLANES ON HANGAR APRON

AIRPLANES ON HANGAR APRON

AIRPLANES ON HANGAR APRON NASA Identifier: C-1945-10498

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR NASA Identifier: C-1945-11387

WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE (VE) DAY CEREMONIES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE (VE) DAY CEREMONIES ADMINISTRATION BUIL...

WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE (VE) DAY CEREMONIES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING NASA Identifier: C-1945-9905

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS

SAFETY POSTERS NASA Identifier: C-1945-9675

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FLIGHT RESEARCH DIVISION FROM HANGAR NASA Identifier: C-1945-11384

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC.

CROWDED CONDITIONS IN MACHINE SHOP ETC. NASA Identifier: C-1945-10399

Interior View of Schlieren Setup

Interior View of Schlieren Setup

(October 26, 1945) Interior view of Schlieren setup in the 1 x 3 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California. ..Image # : A-1X3SST-17

Icing Research Photos

Icing Research Photos

(March 5, 1945) These ice formations on the propeller and fuselage surfaces of a test unit installed in the Icing Research Tunnel at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee fo... More

FUELS AND LUBES GROUP

FUELS AND LUBES GROUP

FUELS AND LUBES GROUP NASA Identifier: C-1945-10856

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10591

SETUP IN SW-1 CONTROL PANEL SW-3

SETUP IN SW-1 CONTROL PANEL SW-3

SETUP IN SW-1 CONTROL PANEL SW-3 NASA Identifier: C-1945-9892

WIND TUNNEL TORQUE STAND ON HANGAR RAMP FROM NORTHWEST/FROM NORTHEAST SIDE/POWER PLANT FROM NORTHEAST/JET PROPULSION STATIC LAB/ERB FROM NORTHEAST/SUPERCHARGER WING FROM NORTHWEST

WIND TUNNEL TORQUE STAND ON HANGAR RAMP FROM NORTHWEST/FROM NORTHEAST ...

WIND TUNNEL TORQUE STAND ON HANGAR RAMP FROM NORTHWEST/FROM NORTHEAST SIDE/POWER PLANT FROM NORTHEAST/JET PROPULSION STATIC LAB/ERB FROM NORTHEAST/SUPERCHARGER WING FROM NORTHWEST NASA Identifier: C-1945-12097

PUBLICITY WIND TUNNEL ROOF AND HANGAR APRON

PUBLICITY WIND TUNNEL ROOF AND HANGAR APRON

PUBLICITY WIND TUNNEL ROOF AND HANGAR APRON NASA Identifier: C-1945-10529

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET

AVIATION MEET NASA Identifier: C-1945-10593