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Space History Photo: Weick, Lindbergh and Hamilton

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(Image credit: NACA)

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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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the U.S. government agency in charge of the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.