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Space History Photo: Manometer Board Setup in Supersonic Wind Tunnel

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Technicians prepare for a test. (Image credit: Bill Bowles)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, a manometer board is setup in the supersonic wind tunnel on Feb. 24, 1949.

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.