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Space History Photo: Icing on J-34 Engine

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This image shows icing on a J-34 engine. (Image credit: Anthony Krisak)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the J-34 engine is shown on Nov. 30, 1948 with icing at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, Cleveland Ohio. The J-34 engine was built by the Westinghouse Corporation and was used on such aircraft as the Lockheed C11-122 Neptune and the McDonald XF-85 Goblin. Lewis Research Laboratory became John H. Glenn Research Center in 1999.

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.