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A Look At The Genius Of George W. Lewis
2014-07-11 03:47:39

Mary Catherine Bitter, NASA Of the many adjectives that could adequately describe George W. Lewis, the first Executive Officer of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), “thorough” is arguably the most appropriate. A manifestation of the word throughout his entire career, Lewis became the namesake of the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory after his retirement from the NACA in 1948. His contributions to the organization continue to be honored as the John H. Glenn...

2014-07-07 16:20:32

HAMPTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 8, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, former NASA engineer and Eagle Aeronautics Director for Projects Domenic Maglieri will present "Sonic Boom: A Review of Six Decades of Research" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Maglieri will take a look back at how 60 years of aeronautics research has helped to understand the sonic boom,...

dryden research center
2014-03-01 06:05:58

NASA Two generations of aerospace engineering excellence will come together Saturday, March 1 when NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., is redesignated NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center. The agency's center of excellence for atmospheric flight research is being renamed in honor of the late Neil A. Armstrong, a former research test pilot at the center and the first man to step on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The late Hugh L. Dryden,...

NASA's Dryden Facility Being Renamed After First Man On The Moon
2014-01-17 13:18:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA’s Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center is being renamed after the first man to walk on the moon. President Barack Obama has signed the congressional resolution known as HR 667, renaming Dryden to the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center. This resolution also means that Dryden's Western Aeronautical Test Range will be renamed as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range. “Both Hugh Dryden and Neil Armstrong are...

60th Anniversary Of First Mach 2 Flight Celebrated By NASA Dryden
2013-11-26 12:44:34

NASA Sixty years ago, A. Scott Crossfield, a talented young engineering research pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), became the first human to fly faster than twice the speed of sound in the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center celebrated the 60th anniversary of the milestone Nov. 20 during colloquium presentations by Dr. Richard P. Hallion, a research associate in aeronautics for the...

2013-01-24 23:03:00

The National Society of Leadership and Success (http://www.societyleadership.org/), the innovative leadership program for higher education where leaders are built to make a better world, today announced that they will showcase their program at the NACA Conference in Nashville, TN. (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 The National Society of Leadership and Success, the innovative leadership program for higher education where leaders are built to make a better world, today announced that they will...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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