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Space History Photo: Dedication Day — Visitors to the AERL

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NACA dedicates the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory with the help of some distinguised guests. (Image credit: GRC.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, Colonel E.R. Page, William F. Durand, Orville Wright, Addison M. Rothrock are visiting the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, now known as John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, on dedication day, May, 20, 1943.

The National Advisory Committe 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.