Many VIPs visited the NACA facilities, President Roosevelt included.
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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