Flight Research at NASA Langley Research Center

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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 theGolden 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 SpaceAdministration (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.
ISBN: 9780738544373
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of Aviation
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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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