General Information. Wallops Station. Wallops Island, Virginia.

U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Edité par National Aeronautics and Space Administration ca 1970, 1970
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Titre : General Information. Wallops Station. ...

Éditeur : National Aeronautics and Space Administration ca 1970

Date d'édition : 1970

Reliure : Softcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket

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20 pages, illustrations, maps, wrappers, very good. 8 by 11 inches. From Wikipedia: "In 1945, NASA's predecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) , established a rocket launch site on Wallops Island under the direction of the Langley Research Center. This site was designated the Pilotless Aircraft Research Station and conducted high-speed aerodynamic research to supplement wind tunnel and laboratory investigations into the problems of flight. In 1958, Congress established NASA, which absorbed Langley Research Center and other NACA field centers and research facilities. At that time, the Pilotless Aircraft Research Station became a separate facility - Wallops Station - operating directly under NASA Headquarters in Washington, D. C. In 1959, NASA acquired the former Naval Air Station Chincoteague, and engineering and administrative activities were moved to this location. In 1974, the Wallops Station was named Wallops Flight Center. The name was changed to Wallops Flight Facility in 1981, when it became part of Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.". N° de réf. du libraire 34434

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