In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Langley Field on July 29, 1940. President Roosevelt sits in a car inside a NACA hangar, two unidentified men stand behind the car, and the wing of a plane is visible in the background.
The National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) was a precursor to NASA. NACA was created by Congress in 1915.
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