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Saturn Apollo Program

This historical photograph is of the Apollo Space Program Leaders. An inscription appears at the top of the image that states, “Our deep appreciation for your outstanding contribution to the success of Apollo ... more

D-558-2 in flight with F-86 chase

Description (1950) This 1950s photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 and the North American F-86 Sabre chase aircraft in-flight. Both aircraft display early examples of sweptwing airfoils. The Douglas D-558-2 &qu... more

Early Rockets

Test firing of a Redstone Missile at Redstone Test Stand in the early 1950's. The Redstone was a high-accuracy, liquid-propelled, surface-to-surface missile developed by the von Braun Team under the management ... more

9-Inch Supersonic Tunnel

(L-53778): This 3-inch long Bell XS-2 is typical of the models tested in the 9-Inch SWT.

11-Inch Hypersonic Tunnel

(L-63886): Pictured with the 11-Inch Hypersonic Tunnel is a key person who championed its design and construction, John V. Becker. He helped lead some of America’s most important early research into ultra-high-... more

NACA photographer Portrait: Russell Robinson ARC-1950-A-14782

NACA photographer Portrait: Russell Robinson

NACA photographer Portrait: Russell Robinson ARC-1950-A-14783

NACA photographer Portrait: Russell Robinson

Camera Installation on a Beach AT-11

Researchers at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory conducted an extensive investigation into the composition of clouds and their effect on aircraft icing. T... more

Early Rockets

Bumper Wac liftoff at the Long Range Proving Ground located at Cape Canaveral, Florida. At White Sands, New Mexico, the German rocket team experimented with a two-stage rocket called Bumper Wac, which intended ... more

Ames hi-speed research schematic drawing of the Supersonic Free Flight Tunnel (SSFFT) ARC-1950-A-15058

Ames hi-speed research schematic drawing of the Supersonic Free Flight Tunnel (SSFFT)

NACA Technician Cleans a Ramjet in 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

A technician at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory cleans the pitot tube on a 16-inch diameter ramjet in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel. Pitot tub... more

A-15209. High Lift and Stall Control in Ames 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Investigation of High Lift and Stall Control on 45 deg. 3/4 front view Sweptback Cambered and Twisted Wing, in Ames 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel.

A-15219. Balance House for the 40x80-foot Wind Tunnel Control Room.

40x80 wind tunnel manometers control room at NACA's Ames Research Center. Control panel (called the bench board) showing five of the seven scale heads which measured the forces on the model (ie. Lift, drag, si... more

NACA Study of Crash Fires with a Fairchild C-82 Packet

Researchers at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory purposely crash a Fairchild C-82 Packet aircraft to study flame propagation. A rash of passenger aircraft... more

Early Rockets

A Bumper Wac, a combination the V-2 rocket with a WAC Corporal upper stage, awaits launch on July 24, 1950. It was the eighth in the Bumper Project and the vehicle reached the altitude of 393 kilometers. The Bu... more

Measurement of Vibrations from the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

Reverend Henry Birkenhauer and E.F. Carome measure ground vibrations on West 220th Street caused by the operation of the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (N... more

Aileron control; EYF-84 (No. 559488) airplane, differential pressure. The P-84A had a climbing tendency starting at March 0.78. ARC-1950-A-15464

Aileron control; EYF-84 (No. 559488) airplane, differential pressure. The P-84A had a climbing tendency starting at March 0.78.

Noise Suppression Addition to the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

The 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory was the largest supersonic wind tunnel in the nation at the time and the only... more

NACA photograpehr Drop 2 SI-2 body in free fall flight (SI-II missile) ARC-1950-A-15481

NACA photograpehr Drop 2 SI-2 body in free fall flight (SI-II missile)

Supersonic Free flight Wind tunnel model construction and firing techniques; separation of model and finger type sabot ARC-1950-A-15590

Supersonic Free flight Wind tunnel model construction and firing techniques; separation of model and finger type sabot

Impeller Creation at the Fabrication Shop

A mechanic and apprentice work on a wooden impeller in the Fabrication Shop at the NACA Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The 260-person Fabrication Division created almost all of the equipment and models use... more

RM-10 Research Model

(February 6, 1951) Technician Durwood Dereng measures elevation of double Deacon booster prior to launch of RM-10 research model at Wallops, February 6, 1951...Image # : L-69519

Double Trouble

Description (May 5, 1951) North American XP-82 (XF-82) Twin Mustang: In the early 1950s, the NACA used this XP-82 Twin Mustang for its drop-body tests. A test body is shown in the rack underneath the Twin Musta... more

Differential Analyzer

Description (June 5, 1951) Differential Analyzer built under Mergler in Instrument Research. The technician is preparing a data report. This equipment is located at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, LFPL,... more

11-Inch Hypersonic Tunnel

(L-70438): Pictured with the 11-Inch Hypersonic Tunnel is a key person who championed its design and construction, Charles H. McLellan. He helped lead some of America’s most important early research into ultra-... more

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

Supersonic Free Flight Wind Tunnel 620 gun and model; model, sabot and cartridge assembly and ready for firing in the supersonic free flight tunnel ARC-1951-A-15768

Supersonic Free Flight Wind Tunnel 620 gun and model; model, sabot and cartridge assembly and ready for firing in the supersonic free flight tunnel

Arrival of Equipment for the New Propulsion Systems Laboratory

A caravan of large steel castings arrived at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in January 1951. These pieces would serve as the two 14-foot diameter test ... more

Construction of the Propulsion Systems Laboratory No. 1 and 2

Construction of the Propulsion Systems Laboratory No. 1 and 2 at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. When it began operation in late 1952, the Propulsion S... more

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

The photograph shows the completed Saturn 1 S-1 stage (booster) during the checkout in the Marshall Space Flight Center, building 4705, January 23, 1961. The Saturn I S-I stage had eight H-1 engines clustered, ... more

NACA Researcher Examines the Cyclotron

Researcher James Blue examines the new cyclotron at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. Researchers at NACA Lewis began postulating about the use of atomic... more

Manometer Boards below the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

Analysts at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory take data readings from rows of manometers in the basement of the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel. Manom... more

NACA Computer at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

A female computer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory with a slide rule and Friden adding machine to make computations. The computer staff was introduced... more

Duke of Windsor Visits the Lewis Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory

Edward Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the Duke of Windsor, visits the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. He is seen in this photograph shaking hands wi... more

Dr. Igor Sikorsky Visits the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Igor Sikorsky, fourth from the left, visits the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The legendary Russian-born aviation pioneer visited ... more

Harry Mergler with His Modified Differential Analyzer

Harry Mergler stands at the control board of a differential analyzer in the new Instrument Research Laboratory at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The d... more

Lockheed 12A ground tests of cellular type heated wing ARC-1951-AAL-1382

Lockheed 12A ground tests of cellular type heated wing

New Set of Fan Blades for the Altitude Wind Tunnel

New wooden fan blades being prepared for installation in the Altitude Wind Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The facility underwent a major upg... more

Ames Pilot George Cooper (l) and Ames Director Smith DeFrance discuss F-86 flight test ARC-1969-A-16539

Ames Pilot George Cooper (l) and Ames Director Smith DeFrance discuss F-86 flight test

Mrs. George Lewis and Family Visit the Laboratory

Myrtle Lewis and three of her sons visit the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory was renamed in Le... more

Inlet Duct being lowered into the Altitude Wind Tunnel Test Section

An inlet duct lowered into the 20-foot diameter test section of the Altitude Wind Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. Engines and hardware were p... more

ARC-1969-A-16591

Flight evaluation and comparison of a NACA submerged inlet and a scoop inlet on the North American YF-93A (AF48-317 NACA-139). The YF-93A's were the first aircraft to use flush NACA engine inlets. aircraft to... more

NACA Subcommittee on Combustion Meeting

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Subcommittee on Combustion holds a meeting at Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The NACA was managed by committees that included membe... more

Space Station

This is a von Braun 1952 space station concept. In a 1952 series of articles written in Collier's, Dr. Wernher von Braun, then Technical Director of the Army Ordnance Guided Missiles Development Group at Redsto... more

Various Rocket Installations at Rocket Laboratory

Description (January 15, 1952) An engineer operating a rig used for studying film-cooling of combustors. In this method of cooling, a film of relatively cool air is maintained between the hot gases and the comb... more

X-2 with Collapsed Nose Wheel

(1952) This photograph shows the X-2 #2 with a collapsed nose landing gear after landing on the first glide flight at Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft pitched at landing, slid along its main skid and contac... more

Kitty Joyner - Electrical Engineer

Description (April 7, 1952) Kitty Joyner, electrical engineer, at Langley in 1952...Image # : L-74800

The NACA Test Force

The fleet of NACA test aircraft are assembled in front of the hangar at the High Speed Flight Station, (later renamed the Dryden Flight Research Center) in Edwards, California. The white aircraft in the foregro... more

X-4 with Female Computer

(March 24, 1952) X-4 program with what Langley engineers euphemistically called "Female Computer" support personnel...Image # : L-74768

D-558-1 in flight

Description (May 1952) This is a 1952 NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station inflight photograph of the Douglas D-558-1 #3 Skystreak. Even with partial cloud cover the white aircraft is easy to see. Conceived ... more

A Female Employee Doing Very Important NACA Things

Description (March 24, 1952) Publicity photo from Muroc California, showing female support personnel with equipment...Image # : L-74768

NACA Aircraft on Ramp: X-Planes

Description (1952) NACA High Speed Flight Station aircraft at South Base. Clockwise from far left: D-558-II, XF-92A, X-5, X-1, X-4, and D-558-I...Image # E-842

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

Ramjet Model and Technicians in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

A researcher at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory checks the setup of a RJM-2 ramjet model in the test section of the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel.... more

NACA Computer Operates an IBM Telereader

A staff member from the Computing Section at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory operates an International Business Machines (IBM) telereader at the 8- by 6... more

NACA Photographer Shadowgraph: Boundary Layer on Missile body @ M-3 ARC-1952-A-17181B

NACA Photographer Shadowgraph: Boundary Layer on Missile body @ M-3

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

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

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

Photo by NACA 45 degree Sweptback wing model drop test Close-up of Body as it Leaves the Plane. Investigation of a Cambered and Twisted 45 degrees Swept-back Wing in the Transonic Range by the Recoverable-body Techniques. ARC-1952-A-17431

Photo by NACA 45 degree Sweptback wing model drop test Close-up of Body as it Leaves the Plane. Investigation of a Cambered and Twisted 45 degrees Swept-back Wing in the Transonic Range by the Recoverable-bod... more

NACA Photographer (DFRC) ERF-61C-1-NO (AAF43-8330 NACA 330, NACA 111) mother ship for RECOVERABLE-BODY TECHNIQUE. Transonic Model Testing. Fig. 13 NASA SP-1998-3300 Flight Research at Ames: 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology ARC-1969-A-17432

NACA Photographer (DFRC) ERF-61C-1-NO (AAF43-8330 NACA 330, NACA 111) mother ship for RECOVERABLE-BODY TECHNIQUE. Transonic Model Testing. Fig. 13 NASA SP-1998-3300 Flight Research at Ames: 57 Years of Devel... more

Lewis Cafeteria at Lunch Time

NACA staff members queue up in the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory cafeteria in August 1952. The cafeteria originally opened in November 1942 inside the south end of the Engine Research Building. A non-profi... more

Primary Exhaust Cooler at the Propulsion Systems Laboratory

One of the two primary coolers at the Propulsion Systems Laboratory at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. Engines could be run in simulated altitude condi... more

Fairchild C-82 Packet Destroyed in NACA Crash Fire Tests

A Fairchild C-82 Packet is purposely destroyed by researchers at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. In response to an escalating number of transport aircr... more

Bill Kerslake Preparing a Test in the Rocket Laboratory

William Kerslake, a combustion researcher at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, examines the setup of a transparent rocket in a Rocket Laboratory test cel... more

Wright XRJ47-W-5 Ramjet in the New Propulsion Systems Laboratory

A Wright Aeronautical XRJ47-W-5 ramjet installed in a test chamber of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics’ (NACA) new Propulsion Systems Laboratory at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. Constru... more

Lewis Researcher in the Materials and Stresses Building

A materials researcher at the NACA’s Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory examines a surface crack detection apparatus in the Materials and Stresses Building during December 1952. Materials research was an import... more

NACA Aircraft in hangar 1953: L-R: Three D-558-2s, D-558-1, B-47, wing of YF-84A

Description (1953) The aircraft in this 1953 photo of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) hangar at South Base of Edwards Air Force Base showed the wide range of research activities being und... more

XF-92A in Flight

Description (1953) This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the XF-92A was taken around 1953 near Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows an aft view of the XF-92A in flight above a layer... more

NACA Groundbreaking Ceremony

Description: The NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station, had initially been subordinate to the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory near Hampton, Virginia, but as the flight research in the Mojave Desert i... more

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft

Description (1953) This 1953 NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 #2 Skyrocket (NACA 144), prior to flight, being towed under the P2B-1S (Navy designation for the Air For... more

NACA Research Aircraft-Bell X-1A, D-558-1, XF-92A, X-5, D-558-2, X-4, and X-3

(August 4, 1953) A 1953 photo of some of the research aircraft at the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station, later renamed the Dryden Flight Research Center, and now the Armstrong Flight Research Center. The ... more

The First Redstone Rocket Firing

Full Description: (August 20, 1953) The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 1953. Redstone was the first major rocket development program for United States by the Peenemuende group... more

Wing chord extension on D-558-2

Description (1953) This 1953 NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph shows wing chord extensions added to D-558-2 #3. The added width on the outer wing panels was one attempt made to solve the tenden... more

NACA Research Aircraft-Bell X-1A, D-558-1, XF-92A, X-5, D-558-2, X-4, and X-3

Description (1953) A 1953 photo of some of the research aircraft at the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station (now known as the the Dryden Flight Research Center). The photo shows the X-3 (center) and, clockw... more

NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight

Description: (November 20, 1953) NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight...Albert S. Scott; Crossfield joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA--the pred... more

NACA Aircraft in Hangar - Clockwise from front center: YF-84A, D-558-1, D-558-2, B-47, X-1 ship

Description (1953) In the center foreground of this 1953 hanger photo is the YF-84A (NACA 134/Air Force 45-59490) used for vortex generator research. It arrived on November 28, 1949, and departed on April 21, 1... more

Craftsmen in the Wood Model Shop at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

Craftsmen work in the wood model shop at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The Fabrication Division created almost all of the equipment and models used a... more

Wing chord extension on D-558-2 E53-0927

Wing chord extension on D-558-2

Draftsmen Create a Blade Template in the Materials and Stresses Building

Draftsmen in the Materials and Stresses Building at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory create a template for a compressor using actual compressor blades. T... more

F-86E (AF 50-580). Gunsight Tracking and Guidance and Control Displays. Note: Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig 78 ARC-1969-A-18295

F-86E (AF 50-580). Gunsight Tracking and Guidance and Control Displays. Note: Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-... more

The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 1953. Redstone was the first major rocket development program for United States by the Peenemuende group led by Dr. Wernher von Braun. The Redstone launch photographed here, from November 17, 1954, was the fifth launch of a Redstone rocket. n/a

The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 1953. Redstone was the first major rocket development program for United States by the Peenemuende group led by Dr. Wernher von Braun. The R... more

Convair XF-102 Model in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

A .10-scale model of Convair’s XF-102 in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory for jet exit studies. The XF-102 was... more

Early Rockets

U.S. Army Redstone Rocket: The Redstone ballistic missile was a high-accuracy, liquid-propelled, surface-to-surface missile developed by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Alaba... more

High-Speed Research Station Director Walter C. Williams, NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield, and Director of Flight Operations Joe Vensel in front of the Douglas D-558-2 after the first Mach 2 flight. E53-1096

High-Speed Research Station Director Walter C. Williams, NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield, and Director of Flight Operations Joe Vensel in front of the Douglas D-558-2 after the first Mach 2 flight.

Scott Crossfield talks to newsmen in front of NACA South Base hangar after his first flight to Mach 2 in the Douglas D-558-2. E53-1109

Scott Crossfield talks to newsmen in front of NACA South Base hangar after his first flight to Mach 2 in the Douglas D-558-2.

NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight. E53-1113

NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight.

Scott Crossfield in cockpit of the Douglas D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight. E53-1090

Scott Crossfield in cockpit of the Douglas D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight.

SERT-1 Spacecraft

Raymond J. Rulis, SERT-1 Program Manager, is shown here examining the SERT-1 spacecraft after its arrival at the NASA Lewis Research Center for pre-flight testing. The Lewis built ion engine is in front of Mr. ... more

Republic F-84F on the Ramp at Moffett Field

(September 16, 1954) The Republic F84F Thunderjet fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force was one of several high speed aircraft involved in flight research at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory (... more

28 Romarc Ram Jet Engine in PSL Tank

Description (October 5, 1954) Bomarc installation in Propulsion Systems Laboratory. View showing engine air calibrator installed in altitude tank. Note view through inlet section door showing screened bellmouth... more

Wernher von Braun

Marshall Center Director Dr. Wernher Von Braun is pictured with Walt Disney during a visit to the Marshall Space Flight Center in 1954. In the 1950s, Dr. Von Braun while working in California on the Saturn proj... more

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

Walt Disney and Dr. Wernher von Braun

Description: (1954) Walt Disney visited Dr. Werhner von Braun, then Chief, Guided Missile Development Operation Division at Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama in 1954. In the 1950... more

X-3 Stiletto on Ramp - View from Side

Description (April 1, 1954) This NACA High-Speed Flight Station photograph shows a side-view of the X-3 Stiletto research aircraft on the ramp at Edwards Air Force Base in 1954. The X-3 Stiletto was a single-pl... more

NACA Aircraft on Lakebed-X-3, D-558-1, XF4D, D-558-2

Description (1954) A group picture of Douglas Airplanes, taken for a photographic promotion in 1954, at what is now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The photo in... more

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.