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Space History Photo: Ramjet Missile

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(Image credit: GRC.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency a ramjet missile from 1947 is pictured.

The Nationa 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.