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Dec 5, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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The work of talented mechanics and other technical employees was instrumental to the NACA's success. A mechanic stands on a stool to work on an air-cooled radial engine in the hangar.
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Nov 3, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Early construction shot of the PRT facing toward the exit cone side of the tunnel. The future return passages--to the right and left of the center section--are clearly visible. Note the rail tracks and cars used to bring in building materials.
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Oct 18, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Clad in a fur lined leather flying suit with oxygen facepiece, NACA test pilot Paul King prepares to take to the air in a Vought VE-7.
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Sep 3, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Model of Full-Scale Tunnel (FST) under construction. On June 26, 1929, Elton W. Miller wrote to George W. Lewis proposing the construction of a model of the full-scale tunnel. "The excellent energy ratio obtained in the new wind tunnel of the California Institute of Technology suggests that before proceeding with our full scale tunnel design, we ought to investigate the effect on energy ratio of such factors as: 1. small included angle for the exit cone; 2. carefully designed return...
Topic: Where -- California
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Aug 8, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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One of the earliest construction photographs of the PRT (Twenty-Foot Propeller Research Tunnel). Pilings are being sunk deep into into the marshy soil next to the South Back River at Langley Field in Hampton, VA.
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Jul 5, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Wheelbarrow Race. Series of three photographs of barrel jousting competition. On the barrel to the left is Edward R. Ray Sharp, a future engineer in charge of the NACA's Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 417). Also published in in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, by James Schultz (page 19).
Topic: Where -- Ohio
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May 31, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Naval Aircraft Factory (Curtiss) H-16: The Naval Aircraft Factory H-16 flying boat, seen here on a beaching dolly on the Langley seaplane ramp, was one of 150 built by the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most H-16s built were made by Curtiss, so the type is more readily known under that name. The NACA performed hull pressure distribution tests at Langley during 1929.
Topic: Where -- Pennsylvania
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May 20, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Vought UO-1: Following the success of Vought's VE-7, the Vought UO-1 observation aircraft was produced, versions of which saw service as Vought FU fighters. This example was used by the NACA in engine supercharger work.
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Apr 30, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Test of 4" x 20" Clark-Y airfoil model in Full-Scale Tunnel (FST). On June 26, 1929, Elton W. Miller wrote to George W. Lewis proposing the construction of a model of the full-scale tunnel. "The excellent energy ratio obtained in the new wind tunnel of the California Institute of Technology suggests that before proceeding with our full scale tunnel design, we ought to investigate the effect on energy ratio of such factors as: 1. small included angle for the exit cone; 2....
Topic: Where -- California
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Apr 2, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Caption: "LMAL division chiefs confer with the engineer-in-charge in April 1929. Left to right: E.A. Myers, Personnel Division; Edward R. Sharp, Property and Clerical Division; Thomas Carroll, Flight Test Division; Henry J.E. Reid, engineer in chief; Carlton Kemper, Power Plants Division; Elton Miller, aerodynamics division.
Topic: Who -- Henry J.E. Reid
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Apr 1, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Langley metal workers fabricated NACA cowlings for early test installations. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, by James Schultz, c1992, (page 35). Photograph published in NACA mechanics install cowling for testing, 1928. Published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen, c1987 (page 125). Also published in Sixty Years of Aeronautical Research 1917-1977 By David A. Anderton - A NASA...
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Mar 29, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Pearl I. Young, the NACA's first female professional, at work in the instrument research laboratory circa 1929. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, by James Schultz, page 47. Also published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen, (page 209).
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Mar 16, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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At work in the metal shop making engine cowlings. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, by James Schultz (page 38).
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Mar 16, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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The LMAL flight crew installs an experimental low-drag cowling on the Fokker Trimotor, 1929. Photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 131).
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Mar 15, 2029 NASA
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In this photo taken on March 15, 1929, a quartet of NACA staff conduct tests on airfoils in the Variable Density Tunnel, which, in 1985, was declared a National Historic Landmark. l to r Eastman Jacobs, Shorty Defoe, Malvern Powell, and Harold Turner.
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Feb 16, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Loening COA-1: In February 1925, the Loening COA-1 made an appearance at Langley Field, where the NACA took note of the craft. The COA-1 was equipped with an inverted Liberty engine, and it was this engine which enabled Loening designers to construct a amphibian aircraft where the central float also served as part of the fuselage. The design allowed for more crew work area internally.
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Jan 21, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Installing the U.S.A. 35B airfoil test section for testing in the Variable-Density Tunnel(VDT). The VDT Log Book entry for January 3, 1925 notes that this airfoil was installed "for a test with the new big streamline wires.
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Jan 7, 2029 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Model of Sperry Messenger (U.S.A. 5 airfoil) being tested inside the Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT). The tests were run in early January 1925. Testing was suspended on January 15th "until model and airplane could be brought into closer agreement. Investigation as to the necessary changes was made." The new model was finished in early March and a few more tests were run.
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Oct 12, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Curtiss Hawk with NACA Cowling 1928. Photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 129).
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Oct 12, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Curtiss AT-5a NACA Cowling: The NACA cowling as applied to a Curtiss AT-5A at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, October 1928.
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Oct 10, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" equipped with 220 HP Wright Whirlwind engine. Charles A. Lindbergh flew this aircraft non-stop from New York to Paris in the period May 20-21 1927. Photographed in San Diego, California. This photo was used in a report, NACA TN, written by Donald Hall who designed the aircraft.
Topics: What -- Spirit, Where -- New York, Where -- Paris, Where -- California
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Aug 30, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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By the end of September 1928, tests of cowling #10 in the PRT showed a dramatic reduction in drag. Photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 128).
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Aug 26, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Variable Density Tunnel: Elton W. Miller inspects damage to a wing setup in the Variable Density Tunnel, August 1924. Published in James R. Hansen, Engineer In Charge, NASA SP-4305, p. 173.
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May 25, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Caption: "Among the men in the bottom photograph, also from 1928, are Munk's successor as chief of aerodynamics Elton Miller (far right), and PRT section head Fred Weick (immediately in front of Miller)." Photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen, page 89. The PRT was torn down in 1950 to make way for the 8 foot Transonic Pressure Tunnel.
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May 15, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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SE-5A Aircraft at LaRC hanger. This Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A was used by NACA engineers at Langley in a study of vertical, lateral and longitudinal accelerations while maneuvering. While at Langley the aircraft was known as "NACA 5". Note the airspeed sensor mounted to the upper portion of the left wing strut.
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Apr 24, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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The youthful engineer-in-charge Henry J.E. Reid sits at his desk, April 1928." - Caption and photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958, by James R. Hansen, frontispiece.
Topic: Who -- Henry J.E. Reid
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Mar 7, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Interior of Atmospheric Wind Tunnel (AWT) #1 showing oscillating airfoil #496.
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Mar 7, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Interior of Atmospheric Wind Tunnel (AWT) #1 showing pitot tube and other air stream probes. Smoke stream for flow visualization.
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Mar 2, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Martin MO-1: The Martin MO-1 three-place observation plane was probably of interest to the NACA for its all-metal cantilevered wing. This example of the float plane was used at Langley from September 1922 until November 1923.
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Jan 29, 2028 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Equipment used for pressurizing the Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT). Elton Miller writes in NACA TR 227 (p. 414): "The air is compressed in two or three stages, according to the terminal pressure in the tank. A two-stage primary compressor is used up to a terminal pressure of about seven atmospheres. For pressures above this a booster compressor is used in conjunction with the primary compressor. The booster compressor may be used also as an exhauster when it is desired to operate the tunnel...
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Oct 19, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Underside of the Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT). The compressors are to the left. Circular screened cone is shown. The photographer was probably shooting film for Dr. Joseph Ames' Wilbur Wright Memorial Lecture given to the Royal Aeronautical Society on May 31, 1923.
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Sep 15, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Douglas DT-2 (Naval Aircraft Factory): This example of the Douglas DT-2 torpedo plane, which flew as "NACA 11," was built in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the Naval Aircraft Factory. Langley's NACA staff studied the take-off characteristics of a twin-float seaplane with this aircraft.
Topic: Where -- Douglas
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Jun 22, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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A Langley researcher ponders the future, in mid-1927, of the Sperry M-1 Messenger, the first full-scale airplane tested in the Propeller Research Tunnel. Contents page photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication. Also Photograph published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 175). Standing in the exit cone is Elton W. Miller, Max M. Munk's successor as chief of aerodynamics. Photograph also...
Topic: What -- MESSENGER
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May 3, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Instrument board for tank control for Wind Tunnel #2 - general interior of building.
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May 3, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Instrument board for tank control for Wind Tunnel #2 - general interior of building.
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Apr 27, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Various VIPs at Langley. Among them, Dr. E. Sharp, director, far left; Orville Wright, 2nd from left; and George Lewis, 4th from left.
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Mar 20, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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The NACA's and LMAL's first civilian test pilot, Thomas Carroll.
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Mar 20, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Propeller Research Tunnel: An interior view of the Propeller Research Tunnel (PRT) building showing the balance structure. This structure had worried Chief of Aerodynamics, Max M. Munk. The PRT is about to perform drag tests on a dummy fuselage in 1928.
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Mar 2, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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SPAD VII (Socitete Pour Aviation et des Derives): This SPAD VII, marked as NACA 10, flew at Langley from September 1922 until February 1925.
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Mar 2, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Thomas Morse MB-3: The fifth production Thomas-Morse MB-3 fighter spent the greater part of 1923 undergoing testing at the NACA's Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Study into the pressure distribution over wings in flight was the main focus of study. This was a major concern, as the effort was aimed at preventing fabric from ripping or bursting apart under flight loads.
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Feb 5, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Motor and drive shaft for Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT) propeller. Elton Miller writes in NACA TR No. 227, "The propeller is driven directly by a synchronous motor of 250 horsepower (253.5 metric horsepower), which runs at a speed of 900 revolutions per minute. The synchronous motor has an advantage over the usual direct-current motor in that no complicated devices are necessary for maintaining a constant speed of revolution.
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Jan 26, 2027 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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The Variable Density Tunnel in operation. Variable Density Tunnel 1923.
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Oct 27, 2026 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Modified Ford truck with a Huck starter, shown starting a Vought VE-7 in 1926.
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Sep 13, 2026 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Douglas O-2 Army Trainer in the markings of the ACTS-Air Corps Tactical School.
Topics: What -- Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS), Where -- Douglas
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Jun 22, 2026 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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This picture shows the dial of the torque dynamometer in the rear cockpit of the Vought VE-7 setup. An electric starter was used to start the engine. The starter which can be seen just in front of the fuselage (the large gear with the chain) was "secured to the entrance cone.... A hollow shaft with a pin meshing with a dog on the propeller shaft is driven by means of a chain from an electric motor. The whole unit is arranged to swing down clear of the air stream during a test." (NACA...
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Jun 22, 2026 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Early helicopter blade test setup.
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Jun 22, 2026 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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This picture shows a Vought VE-7 airplane mounted on the test fuselage with an E-2 engine on the plate. The radiator is mounted independently of the engine and is not used for cooling. Cooling water is supplied and returned through rubber hose running back through the fuselage and down the rear post to the floor.
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Jun 22, 2026 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Propeller Research Tunnel balance. Vought VE-7 airplane - set-up and balance details. Fred Weick and Donald Wood wrote in NACA TR No. 300: "The fixed knife edges on the bell cranks are seated on blocks bolted to a rectangular steel frame rigidly fastened to the floor. In addition, this frame is provided with knife edges, links, and counterweights which hold the triangular frame in a fixed lateral position. Screws are also provide for raising the triangular frame from the knife edges while...
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Jan 3, 2026 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Equipment used for pressurizing the Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT): The VDT tunnel is on the right; the compressors are on the left. Figure 4 in the NACA Technical Report 227 (Part 2) identifies each piece of equipment visible in this diagram. Immediately visible in the lower left corner is the Booster Compressor. In the right rear (behind the tunnel) is Primary Compressor No. 1. (Primary Compressor No. 2 is not visible.) From NACA TR 227 (Part 2):"The air is compressed in two or three...
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Dec 21, 2025 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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A LMAL carpenter prepares full scale wings for flight research, 1920. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 36), by James Schultz. Published in Engineer in Charge, NASA SP- 4305 (p. 82), by James R. Hansen.
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Oct 29, 2025 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Navy NB-1 Boeing model suspended in the Atmospheric Wind Tunnel (AWT) #1.
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Oct 21, 2025 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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This color picture of Mars was made from three frames shuttered nine seconds apart by the Viking 1 Orbiter on June 18. Each of the three pictures was taken through a different filter - red, green and violet. Color reconstruction was done at the Image Processing Facility of the U. S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona. Just below the center of the picture and near the morning terminator is the large impact basin Argyre. Interior of the basin is bright, suggesting ground frost or a ground...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Viking 1 Orbiter
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Oct 13, 2025 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Exterior views of the SC-1 Navy Seaplane in water.
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Apr 2, 2025 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)'s first wind tunnel,Located at Langley Field in Hampton,VA,was an open-circuit wind tunnel completed in 1920. Essentially a replica of the ten-year-old tunnel at the British National Physical Laboratory, it was a low-speed facility which involved the one-twentieth-scale models. Because tests showed that the models compared poorly with the actual aircraft by a factor of 20, a suggestion was made to construct a sealed airtight chamber in...
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Jan 22, 2025 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Curtiss JN-4H "Jenny": In the spring of 1919 , these two Curtiss JN-4H Jennies, which served as NACA 1 and NACA 3 (foreground), prepare to take off from Langley Field. Many of these early flights were done to collect basic data which formed the basis for future research.
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Nov 24, 2024 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Martin MB-2: Most of the early aircraft flown by the NACA at Langley were smaller, pursuit type aircraft. One of the first large multi-engine types tested was this Martin MB-2 bomber.
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Aug 21, 2024 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Vikers Viking Amphibian - biplane: Initially procured in 1921 by the U.S. Navy during their studies of foreign designs, the Vickers Viking IV became NACA 17 during its short period of study at Langley.
Topic: What -- Viking
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May 2, 2024 NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Meeting of the NACA main committee in the NACA conference room, Washington D. C., 1920. (from right to left) Charles D. Wolcott, Joseph S. Ames, William F. Durand. Fourth from left is Orville Wright. At the chalkboard is John F. Victory, the NACA secretary.
Topic: Where -- Washington
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Caption "Leigh Griffith, Langley's first engineer-in-charge, far right, receives, from his immediate right to his far right, visiting NACA members William F. Durand, John F. Hayford, and NACA secretary John F. Victory in front of the LMAL administration building.
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Vought VE-7: The Vought VE-7 was a two-seat trainer built primarily for the Navy. This NACA example, NACA 4, was Navy aircraft A-5669. NACA 4 was used for an investigation of slipstream velocities and for a comparison of propellers in flight compared to wind tunnel data.
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Fokker D.VII: The Fokker D.VII was one of the best fighter aircraft of World War I, and was the only weapon used by the Central Powers specifically mentioned in the Versailles Treaty. The Central Powers surrendered 142 at the close of the war, and the Fokker company sold even more to the U. S. Air Service. Several were flown at Langley Field, but this one was the sole example operated by the NACA.
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The hero of most NACA engineers was Orville Wright.
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Goggles at the ready, this Langley test pilot and engineer conducted research business high above the ground. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, by James Schultz (page 24). This photograph is also published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 163). In the early years the flight research team was usually made up of a test pilot (Thomas Carroll, front cockpit) and an engineer (John W....
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Propeller Research Tunnel balance. Vought VE-7 airplane - set-up and balance details. Fred Weick and Donald Wood wrote in NACA TR No. 300: "The fixed knife edges on the bell cranks are seated on blocks bolted to a rectangular steel frame rigidly fastened to the floor. In addition, this frame is provided with knife edges, links, and counterweights which hold the triangular frame in a fixed lateral position. Screws are also provide for raising the triangular frame from the knife edges while...
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Interior view of 2 engineers working on Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT). Tunnel is not yet in operation. The entrance to the tank is through the elliptical door at the end of the tank.
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04-19-2022_CAPCOM-Call-Ax-1_Update
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Expedition 67 ACR Collection
Topic: Expedition 67 ACR Collection
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Jan 28, 2022 NASA Johnson Space Center
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When a Hollywood star needs to know how being in weightlessness really effects the human body, who does he ask?  If it’s Tom Cruise doing the asking, the answer is NASA astronaut Victor Glover, recently returned from a long-duration mission to the International Space Station.  In this rebroadcast of a November 2021 conversation during the World Extreme Medicine conference, the two get into the details of how people in space adapt to microgravity in both daily activities and dynamic events,...
Topics: Tom Cruise, Victor Glover, International Space station
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2022 john.l.stoll@nasa.gov
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05-20-22_Space-to-Grounds.zip
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04-22-22_Space-to-Grounds.zip
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2022 john.l.stoll@nasa.gov
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08-31-22_Space-to-Grounds.zip
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