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Flight Research at NASA Langley Research Center (Images of Aviation Series)
     

Flight Research at NASA Langley Research Center (Images of Aviation Series)

by Mark A. Chambers
 

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Following the creation of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1915, a unique flight research operations division was established at the nation’s first civilian aeronautics research laboratory, the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Langley flight research personnel helped the nation’s aircraft industry bloom during the
Golden

Overview


Following the creation of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1915, a unique flight research operations division was established at the nation’s first civilian aeronautics research laboratory, the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Langley flight research personnel helped the nation’s aircraft industry bloom during the
Golden Era of aviation throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Langley’s flight research then helped win World War II with performance-enhancing modifications to new aircraft. During the cold war, Langley helped the country maintain an edge in aeronautics over its Warsaw Pact rivals. When the space race began, the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) was created in 1958 and Langley’s pilots were instrumental in training astronauts. In addition to advancing rotorcraft during the 1960s and 1970s, Langley research pioneered a multitude of military and civil Vertical Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) concepts. During the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Langley research developed advancements in general and commercial aviation technologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738544373
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/18/2007
Series:
Images of Aviation Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Mark A. Chambers has assembled over 200 images that depict the storied and accomplished history of flight research at the NASA Langley Research Center. Mark, a government and defense contractor and technical writer specializing in aerospace related subjects, is an avid aviation enthusiast and author of several articles for international aviation magazines and the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society.

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