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National Register of Historic Places Program:
NASA Langley Research Center Historic District,
Hampton Independent City, Virginia

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

 

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The NASA Langley Research Center is located on approximately 796 acres of in the city of Hampton, Virginia. The installation is roughly bordered on the east by the adjacent Langley Air Force Base. Internally, the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Langley Research Center is divided into two separate sections, the East Area and the West Area. The East Area of the NASA Langley Research Center is the older of the two, initially developed in 1917 by NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which desired to direct the scientific study of flight for the United States in the crucial years before the nation became involved in the First World War.

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This photograph is not in our file, but from NASA's Langley website: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/
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The NASA Langley Research Center--the successor of the NACA’s Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory (LMAL) and later the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory-was the nation’s first civilian aeronautics laboratory and played a principal role in the American aerospace story. From its beginnings in 1917, the NASA Langley Research Center has examined complex and groundbreaking issues associated with flight and space travel. Collaborative research conducted in wind tunnels and laboratories, as well as testing of research aircraft, spaceflight, and flight simulators at the NASA Langley Research Center have led to significant advances in American aeronautical and space research and technology.

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