Moments and Milestones: The First “A” in NASA

Moments and Milestones: The First “A” in NASA

Fifty years ago, an aircraft hangar at Ohio's Lewis Research Center (now Glenn) changed markings, from NACA to NASA. But aeronautical research continues at NASA centers to this day. (NASA Glenn Research Center)
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About George C. Larson

George C. Larson served as editor of Air & Space from 1985 to 2005. He is currently an inactive pilot, but holds a commercial pilot's license, with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He is between airplanes at this time, but has owned or operated a Grumman American AA-5B Tiger and a Mooney 201. He has been writing about aviation since 1972, when he joined the staff of Flying Magazine.

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