In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, a trio of well-known aviators visting the NACA facilities in June of 1927. Fred E. Weick head of the Propeller Research Tunnel section, 1925-1929, in rear cockpit. Charles Lindbergh in front. Tom Hamilton is standing.
The National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) was a precursor to NASA. NACA was created by Congress in 1915.
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