SP-4302 Adventures in Research: A History of Ames Research Center 1940-1965

 

INDEX

 

A-9 (rocket), 125, 139
A-20 (aircraft), 86
A-26 (aircraft), 86
A-26B (aircraft), 104-105
A-35 (aircraft), 86
Abbot, Charles, 18
Abbott, Ira S., 50, 314, 338-339, 389-390
Aberdeen Proving Ground, 195
Adams, Gaynor, 209
Adams, Mac, 427
Adlershof, Germany, 8 9
Administrative History of NASA, 1958-1963,
An, xii
AEDC (Arnold Engineering Development Center), 152
Aerobee (missile), 173-174
Aerobee-Hi (sounding rocket), 221
Aerodynamic Theory, 26
Aerojet-General, 495
Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1915-1960, xii
Aerospace Engineering, 352
Aero Squadron, 139th, 26
AGARD (Advisory Group on Aeronautical Research and Development), 371, 415416, 450 451
Ahtye, Warren F., 196, 459
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), 444, 447, 450, 454, 457, 458, 462-463
Journal, 462-463
AIME Transactions, 449
Airacomet (aircraft), 92
Airfoil, 50 52, 53, 102, 108-109, 154-155, 202, 203
Air Force. U. S., 175, 211, 249. 252, 352. 354, 447
life sciences, 390-391
space projects, 221, 267, 274-275, 295, 308, 312, 440, 453, 466, 499-500
Unitary (Wind Tunnel) Plan Program, 150, 151-152
Air Force Association, 278
Air Research and Development Command, 175
Akron (dirigible), 23
Albania, 15
Alksne, Alberta Y., 200, 246, 476 (illus.)
Allen, Clyde Q., 346
Allen, H. Julian, ix, 27, 28 (illus.), 33, 41, 217 (illus.), 228, 245, 377 (illus.), 389, 505 (illus.)
administration, 107, 141, 182, 183, 240, 317-318, 321, 389, 503-507
awards, 268, 278, 503-507
research and development aerodynamic heating, 169
airflow, 160-161, 205-206, 246
airfoil development, 50-51, 62, 107-108
blunt-body theory, 216 218, 238, 263-264, 266, 267-268, 278, 294-295, 296-297, 366 369, 376-378
heat transfer, 76
meteoroid study, 381, 472-474
reentry stability, 266 267. 362
wind tunnel design, 45-46, 48-50, 52. 53. 59, 60, 64 66, 138-139, 141-143, 146, 189, 234
American Association of Neuropathologists, 323
American Journal of Physics, 387
American Journal of Physiology, 481
American Museum of Natural History, 469
American Rocket Society, 274
American Society for Engineering Education, 410
Ames, Joseph S., 2 (illus.), 3, 5, 7-8, 11, 12-13, 17, 18, 20, 21-22, 29-30, 503
Ames Aeronautical Laboratory (AAL), xixii, 29-30, 47 (illus.), 53, 60, 111-113, 113 (illus.), 175, 222, 246. 299, 300 (illus.)
anniversary, ix, x
facilities, 45-46, 67 68
administration, 32
atmosphere-entry simulator (AES), 237-238, 239 (illus.), 263-264, 283
auditorium, 32
ballistic ranges, 195, 233-236, 236 (illus.), 237 (illus.), 241, 270
cafeteria, 32
computer, 197-198, 244, 255-256, 286
flight research, 32
flight research simulators, 257-260, 289, 290
guns and gun tunnels, 194-196, 238-240, 239 (illus.), 270, 283
hangar, 80, 146
hypervelocity research laboratory, 285,286
pressure range, 235-236, 283
science, 32
seaplane towing basin, 31
shock tunnel, 238-240, 283, 284
utilities, 32
wind tunnel
6- x 6-in. heat transfer, 140 (illus.), 170, 186-187, 262-263
8- x 8-in., 162, 288
8-in. low density, 186, 241, 263
10- x 10-in. heat transfer, 141 (illus.), 186 187, 241
10- x 14-in., 138-141, 185, 200-201, 205, 241, 248, 283
12- x 12-in. helium, 284-285, 286, 294
1- x 3-ft., 60-62, 62 (illus.), 67-68, 155, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 169, 185-186, 205, 206, 209, 215, 232, 246-247, 249, 251, 255, 277
1- x 3.5-ft., 52-53, 107, 135, 149, 154,155, 188, 189, 203, 231
2- x 2-ft., 188, 189, 191-192, 193, 208, 256, 277
3.5-ft., 242, 243 (illus.), 284
6- x 6-ft., 63-66, 68, 145-146, 155, 159, 162, 188, 209, 244, 247, 256, 288
conversion to transonic, 231-232
7- x 10-ft., 31, 35, 80 81, 89-90, 91-94,154-155, 162, 202-203, 209, 231, 252
12-ft., 31, 54 57, 56 (illus.), 58-59, 135,137, 155, 158, 159, 186, 191, 203, 208, 209, 247, 251, 253, 255, 262, 281, 289, 297
14- x 14-ft., 188-189, 232, 288
16-ft., 31, 32, 35, 46, 47 (illus.), 52, 82, 87-88, 95-102, 149, 155, 160, 161,162-163, 209
conversion to 14- x 14-ft. transonic,188-189, 232, 233 (illus.)
40- x 80-ft., 31, 32, 48-51, 49 (illus.), 103-105, 155, 159, 162, 163, 208-209, 231, 251-252, 253, 288, 292
heat transfer, 137-138, 169 170, 214, 231, 277, 284 285
helium, 143-145, 197, 285, 293-294
hypervelocity free-flight facility (HFFF), 240 241
low-density, 186, 231, 277, 284
pilot hypervelocity free-flight facility, 283, 284
supersonic, 185-187
supersonic free-flight facility (SSFF), 138-139, 141-143, 185, 195, 196, 205, 209, 214, 232, 234, 240, 241, 262, 263-264, 266, 283, 292-293, 297
transonic, 187-191, 231
Unitary Plan, 178, 191-194, 224, 226-229, 232, 242, 244, 246, 285, 286, 288, 289
8- x 7-ft., 191, 193, 287, 288
9- x 7-ft., 191, 193
11- x 11-ft., 188, 189, 191, 193, 229, 232
Inspection, 130, 179, 224, 278
military obligations, 42-44
organization, 177-178, 223-224, 277-279, 401 405; chart, 180, 225, 402-403
Administration Div., 33, 130-133
Aeronautical Information Officer, 179
Aircraft Modification Br., 226
Construction Div., 33, 103
Construction Engineering Br., 224
Construction Inspection Br., 224
Dynamics Analysis Br., 244
Electrical Br., 224-226
Electronic Machine Computing Br., 198, 244
Electronic Instrument Br., 278-279
Engineering Services Div., 224 226, 278
Flight Engineering Br., 207, 209
Flight Engineering Sec., 73, 75, 80, 83-84, 147-148, 163
Flight Instrument Br., 278-279
Flight Operations Br., 223
Flight Research Br., 210
Flight Research Gp., 35
Flight Research Sec., 159, 163-164, 167,197, 251, 291-292
Fluid Mechanics Br., 277
Full Scale and Flight Research Div., 41,103, 244
High Speed Research Div., 107, 141, 143,183-184
Instrument Development Sec., 278
Instrument Research Div., 278-281
Instrument Research Sec., 165
liaison office, 38
Machine Shop Br., 226
Mechanical Engineering Br., 224
Mechanical Instrument Br., 279
Model Shop Br., 226
Photographic Br., 226
Research Div., 33, 40-41
Research Instrumentation and Engineering Services Div., 278
Research Instrumentation Div., 213
Service Div., 41-42, 278
Technical Services Div., 224, 226-229
Technical Services Gp., 33
Technical Shops Div,, 33
Theoretical Aerodynamics Sec., 32, 45
Theoretical and Applied Research Div., 41, 198, 224, 244, 278
Unitary Plan Design Gp., 178
Unitary Plan Project Off., 224
Wind Tunnel Instrument Research Br., 255, 278-281
research areas
aerodynamic heating, 233-238, 245
boundary layer, 169-170, 213-215, 216- 217, 261-266
aileron flutter, 87-88, 162-163, 209
airfoil, 202, 203
arc-jet, 243-244, 285
atmospheric entry, 216-218, 234, 238, 263-264, 266 270, 283-284, 294 297
automatic (remote) control, 212-213,260 261, 290
ballistic vehicle (man-carrying), 266-270, 294-297
blunt-body configuration, 216 218, 263-264, 266, 267-270, 294-297
"blunt-body problem," 297-298
boost-glide vehicle (man-carrying), 266-270
boundary layer control (BLC), 251-252, 288
buffeting, 164, 209
camber, conical, 247
control, high-speed aircraft, 160, 210 212
deicing, 34-35, 69-77, 163
dive control, 97 99
drag, 81-83, 199 200, 206-208, 247-250
dynamic response, 261
dynamic stability and loads, 162-163, 209, 255-257, 288-289
electronics and servomechanisms, 210
flight aerodynamics, 199-200, 210
Right simulator, 289-290
fuselage, 160 161, 205-206, 247-248
heat transfer, 137-138, 186
instrument, 278-281
jet inlet, 92 94, 162, 208-209, 253-254, 288
jet thrust reverser, 291-292
lifting body, 294-297
low-density aerodynamics, 186
meteoroid impact, 270
missile airloads, 297
nacelle, 94
planform, 154, 155, 203
propeller, 105, 208-209, 253
slipstream, 91-92
supersonic Right, 166 167
sweep, wing, 102, 154 155, 156, 210-211, 250-251
tracking, 211-212, 257-258
transonic flight, 187-188
transonic aerodynamics, 201-202, 288
transpiration cooling, 264-266
variable-stability aircraft, 164-166, 209, 211, 257
V/STOL aircraft, 352
wing, 246-247
hypersonic, 200 204
supersonic, 200-204
transonic, 154-159, 200 204
wing-body interference, 205-206, 209, 249 250
research climate, 179-182, 277, 287
research mission (see also Ames Research Center), 153
Ames Research Center (ARC), iii (illus.)
Applications Officer, 320-321, 500
budget, 315
contracting, 410-412
facilities, 436 437
airborne research lab., 491 492
Biosatellite centrifuge, 427
bioscience lab., 426 427
combined environment chamber, 424-425
computer, 344, 430
electric-arc shock tunnel, 419-422
flight-simulator, 340, 433 (illus.)
atmosphere entry (AES), 335-336, 373-375
entry heating, 422, 423 (illus.)
five-degrees-of-freedom, 341, 342 (illus.), 351, 455
height control test apparatus, 343 (illus.)
landing approach, 343 (illus.)
man-carrying motion generator, 432-434, 434 (illus.)
midcourse navigation, 431, 434
moving-cab transport, 431
satellite attitude control, 435 (illus.)
six-degrees-of-freedom, 430-431, 430 (illus.), 432
space flight simulation lab., 429-430
gas-dynamics lab. (arc-jet facility), 338-339, 340 (illus.), 375, 382, 414, 422
"hypersonic planetary gas test facility," 414
hypervelocity airflow lab. (See left.
shock tunnel)
hypervelocity ballistics range (HBR), 333
impact, 333 (illus.)
Janus, 333
main, 333
pilot, 333
vertical impact, 417, 418 (illus.)
hypervelocity free-Right facility (HFF), 332 (illus.), 335 (illus.), 418-419, 420 (illus.), 424.
aerodynamic hypervelocity free-flight, 419
gun-development hypervelocity free-
flight, 419
pilot, 331, 418
prototype, 332
radiation hypervelocity free-flight, 419, 463-465
hypervelocity research lab., 329
instrument research lab., 413
life sciences research lab., 427-428, 429 (illus.)
materials research lab., 424
space flight guidance research lab.
(SFGRL), 431-436
structural dynamia lab., 425 (illus.), 426
supersonic arc plasma jet, 338
wind tunnel
8- x 8-in., 347
10- x 14-in. supersonic, 318, 361, 413-414, 452
14-in. helium, 330, 415, 451
20-in. helium, 328-329, 330(illus.), 340 (illus.)
1- x 3-ft., 347, 359, 405
1-ft. hypervelocity shock, 330-331, 422, 458
2- x 2-ft., 405
3.5-ft. hypersonic, 318, 329, 330, (illus.), 413-414, 422, 452, 458
6- x 6-ft., 357, 360, 361, 405, 410, 415, 452
7- x 10-ft., 318
7- x 10-ft., No. 2, 410
12-ft. pressure, 320 321, 346, 361, 405, 410, 452
14-ft. transonic, 318, 357, 405, 410, 413-414
40- x 80-ft,, 315, 317, 318, 347, 352, 354, 355-356, 440, 442, 446, 452-453
Mach 50 helium, 414-415
Supersonic Free Flight (SSFF), 346, 360, 363, 373-374
Unitary Plan, 347, 361, 363, 405, 408409
8- x 7-ft., 346, 363, 452
11- x 11-ft., 318, 360, 452
vertical arc-jet, 415, 416 (illus.)
information dissemination polig, 326-327
manpower, 323-326, 409-410
organization, 317-323, 401-407; chart, 319, 325, 402-403
Aeronautics Div., 405 Aero-Thermodynamia Div., 318, 371
Analog and Flight Simulator Br., 340
Apollo Guidance and Control Team, 455
Astronautia Div., 411
Biological Adaptation Br., 485, 487
Biotechnology Div., 323, 401, 407, 411, 428, 478, 479
Chemical Evolution Br., 485, 486
Development Directorate, 490, 491
Directorate for Research and Development, Analysis and Planning, 401, 406
Electrodynamia Br., 385, 477
Engineering Services Div., 341
Environmental Biology Div., 401-404, 411, 428, 478, 482
Exobiology Div., 401, 404, 411, 428, 485, 487, 497
Experimental Investigations Br., 405
Fluid Mechania Br., 349, 360
Full Scale and Systems Research Div., 340, 406-407
Gasdynamia Br., 450, 478
Guidance and Control Systems Br., 491
Heat Transfer Br., 371
Instrument Research Div., 350, 387, 483
Life Detection Systems Br., 485
Life Sciences Directorate, 321-323, 324, 326, 391, 401, 404-405, 426, 427, 428, 482, 483, 485, 491
Magnetoplasmadynamia Br., 459, 474
Manned Lunar Mission Team, 320
Manned Satellite Team, 318
Materials Br., 424, 449
Mission Analysis Div., 405-406, 459
Model Construction Br., 467
Physics Br., 321, 329, 386-387, 407, 424, 459, 477, 491
Pioneer Control Center, 495
Planetary Br., 468
Programs and Resources Off., 406
Simulation Sciences Div., 408
Space Environmental Research Facility, 424-425
Space Sciences Div., 321, 326, 385, 387, 411, 417, 426, 436, 467, 468, 477, 495
Structural Dynamia Br., 425-426, 449
Technical Information Div., 408
Technical Planning Div., 408
Theoretical and Applied Research Div., 317-318
Theoretical Studies Br., 321
Thermo- and Gasdynamia Div., 459
Vehicle Aerodynamics Br., 442
Vehicle Environment Div., 318, 390, 459
personnel changes, 317-318, 320-323, 405-409, 503-507
pilots, 315-316, 447
research areas
ablation, 335-336, 373-376, 461-463
aerodynamic heating (spacecraft reentry), 366-378, 459-465
aircraft configurations
military, 440
SST, 346-347, 440, 441-442
V/STOL, 440, 444-447
airflow, 415
boundary layer, 345-346
spacecraft reentry, 359-364, 370-371
vortex, 347-349
airfoil, 440
arcjet, 336-338, 422-424, 459
booster recovery, 366
boundary-layer control (BLC), 352-354, 446
dynamic loads
launch vehicle flutter, 357-358
specific energy absorption (SEA), 448
wing flutter, 357
eclipse, 491-493
flight, 428-429, 440
V/STOL aircraft, 315, 349, 352-356, 428, 447
Right simulation, 350-351, 428-434, 442-444
human factors, 356
SST, 351-352, 432, 442
gun, 416-417
Bioletti-Cunningham shock-driven, 333-334
Charters-Curtis deformable piston, light-gas, 334
Charters- Rossow - Denardo piston - compressor, 334
impact physics and meteors, 378-385, 465-474
tektites, 381-385, 469-472
jet inlet, supersonic, 347
life sciences, 390-391, 397, 455
exobiology, 485-487
planetary mission studies, 457-459
radiation studies, 371-373, 463-465, 482-483
space navigation studies, Apollo spacecraft, 455
space and planetary physia, 385-387,474 478
space project management, 389-391, 397, 489-491
Biosatellite, 391, 401, 404, 407, 485, 490 491, 493, 496-500
Pioneer, 390, 391, 490-491, 493-495
spacecraft flight studies, 364-366, 453 457
spacecraft materials, 358, 448 450
spacecraft pilot performance, 455-457
spacecraft reentry configurations
Apollo, 450, 451
blunt bodies, 359-360, 450 451
conical, 450, 451
dynamic stability studies, 362-363
lifting bodies, 360-362, 450, 451-454
variable-stability aircraft, 349-350, 352, 445 446
wing
canard, 347, 441 442
delta, 347, 441-442
wing planform, 440, 442
Technology Utilization Officer, 500
transition from NACA to NASA, 314-316, 396-399
Anderson, Adrien E., 105, 194, 442
Anderson, Aemer, 370
Anderson, Christian A., 469
Anderson, Senator Clinton P., 274
Anderson, Donald L,, 359
Anderson, Evelyn, 483, 484 (illus.)
Anderson, Frank W., Jr., xii
Anderson, Joseph L., 97
Anderson, Representative Jack, 16
Anderson, Lewis A., 347
Anderson, Seth B., 164, 252, 292, 353 (illus.), 444-445
Anderson, Warren E., 288
Andrews, William H., 444
Antarctica, 385
Apollo, Project, 395-396
cabin-environment testing, 478-479
experiments, 477, 496-497
ground-based navigation, 457
Apollo spacecraft, 429, 450, 451, 455
cabin atmosphere, 479-480
Arcetri Observatory, 492
Arctic, 314
Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory, 481
Area Rule, 248-249, 288
moment of, 208
supersonic, 207-208, 248
transonic, 188, 199-200, 206 208
Army Air Corps, U.S., 6-7, 26, 73
Materiel Div., 38
(see also Army Air Forces, U.S.; Air Force, U.S.)
Army Air Forces, U.S., 102, 123
Army Ballistic Missile Agency, 308
Development Operations Div., 308
Army, U.S., 3, 12, 16, 22, 24-25, 37, 38-39, 40, 42, 352, 355-356, 410 411
space projects, 274-275, 308-309
Army Aeronautical Activity at Ames (AAA-A), 411
Arnold Avenue, 30
Arnold, M/G Henry H., 7, 12, 17, 21, 152
Arnold, James O., 464
ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency),274-275, 308
Arthur S. Flemming Award, 238, 258, 260
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), 337
Journal, 260
Atkin, Clifford M., 460
Atkinson, R. C., 479
Atlantic Missile Range, 274, 309
Atlas (ICBM), 174, 221, 269 (illus.)
Atmospheric entry, 215-218, 234, 238, 263264, 266 270, 283-284, 359 364, 370-373, 376 378, 450-457, 460-465
manned spacecraft, 294 297
(See also Blunt-body configuration)
Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), 274, 310, 312
Chairman, 307
Australasia, 469
Australia, ix, 382
Austria, 6
AVCO, 196
Averkin, E. G., 481 482
Axelson, John A., 160, 440, 452

 

B-17 (aircraft), 69, 73, 75, 86
B-24 (aircraft), 69, 73, 75, 86
B-25 (aircraft), 86
B-26 (aircraft), 86
B-29 (aircraft), 102, 111
B-42 (aircraft), 92
B-45 (aircraft), 122
B-47 (aircraft), 122-123, 124 (illus.), 159, 261
B-52 (aircraft), 453
B-58 (aircraft), 247, 248
B-70 (aircraft), 249, 347, 348 (illus.), 440
Back River, Va., 7
Bader, Michel, 320, 329, 358, 387, 407, 449, 478, 491, 492, 494 (illus.)
Bailey, Harry E., 458, 464
Baker, Lucille D., 132 (illus.)
Baldwin, Barrett S., Jr., 208, 372-373, 465
Baldwin Locomotive Works, 61 62
Balloon, 40, 46-48
Baltimore, Md., 29
Barclay, Dorn, 162
Barling, Walter, 256
Barnes, Robert, 209
Beam, Benjamin H., 162, 209, 246, 255, 256 (illus.), 281, 289, 362
Belgium, 376
Bell Aircraft Corp., 92, 123, 173, 354, 446
Belsley, Steven E., 81, 89, 183 (illus.), 184, 210, 401, 478
Beltsville, Md., 309
Benn, R. R., 28 (illus.)
Bennett, Capt. William A., 38
Bergrun, Norman, 163, 209
Berkeley, Calif., 145
Berlin, Germany, 15
Betts, Edward W., 27, 28 (illus.), 33, 145, 226-229, 227 (illus.), 320, 413
Billingham, John, 407, 479 (illus.)
Bioletti, Carlton, 27, 28 (illus.), 45, 55, 127, 128 (illus.), 145, 178, 179, 182, 188, 223,237-238, 390 391, 407, 413 414
Bios, Project, 321, 390
Biosatellite, Project, 391, 404, 407, 426-427, 485, 490 491, 493, 496-500
Biosatellite spacecraft, 497, 499 (illus.)
Bisplinghoff, Raymond, 406
Blimp, 40
Blocker, A. L., 28 (illus.)
Blunt-body configuration, 216 218, 263-264, 266, 267-268, 294 297
"Blunt-body problem," 297-298
Boddy, Lee, 95, 160, 161
Boeing 367-80 (prototype aircraft), 447
Boeing 707 (aircraft), 442
Boeing Airplane Co., 102, 122-123
Boeing Co., 347, 447
Boelter, L. M. K., 74
Bogart, Andre T., 467
Boissevain, Alfred G., 209
Boltz, Frederick W., III, 262, 346
Bond, Reuben, 357
Bowman, Gary, 373
Boyd, John W., 247, 251, 252 (illus.), 288, 360, 407-408
Brady, Jim, 347
Braig, Eugene C., 28 (illus.), 33
Braig, Raymond E., 28 (illus.), 33, 72, 226, 227 (illus.), 320, 408
Brajnikoff, George B., 209
Brandeis Univ., 401
Bray, Richard S., 211, 252, 444
Breguet 941 (aircraft), 445-446, 445 (illus.)
Breguet Aircraft Co., 445
Brekke, Darrell G., 501 (illus.)
Briegleb Sailplane Corp. of America, 452
Briggs, Benjamin R., 185, 386
Briggs, Lester B., 133
Bright, Loren G., 149 (illus.), 194, 347, 405, 507
British Museum, 382
Brookhaven National Laboratory, 497
Brooksby, G. A., 480
Brown, Stuart C., 213, 261
Browning, R. E., 28 (illus.)
Brownson, Jack J., 361
Brussels, Belgium, 245, 371, 416, 450
BTD-I (aircraft), 104
Buck, Andre G., 28 (illus.), 29, 35, 41, 96, 203, 224 (illus.), 243, 278
Budget, Bureau of, 11, 310
Buell, Donald A., 297
Buffalo, N.Y., 20
"Bulgarian throat," 66
Bulifant, George E., 27, 28 (illus.), 33, 226, 227 (illus.)
Bull Pup (missile), 258
Burchard, K. S., 28 (illus.)
Bureau of Standards, U.S., Computing Center,198
Burgess, V., 28 (illus.)
Burton, Edward, 92
Bush Circle, 30
Bush, Vannevar, 13, 17, 18, 22, 150

 

C-5A (aircraft), 447
C-46 (aircraft), 69, 73 (illus.), 75, 86
C-74 (aircraft), 160
C-130 (aircraft), 354, 428, 446
Calaveras Reservoir, 167
California, ix, 12, 18, 23, 27
California, Univ. of, 74, 137, 231, 427, 497, 502
Radiation Lab., 483
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), ix, 60, 91, 154, 161, 205, 308, 320
Callas, George P., 455
Cambridge Univ., 223, 247
Canada, 473, 491
Canning, Thomas N., 206, 240, 263, 283, 293, 320, 331, 332, 333, 371, 464
Cape Canaveral, Fla., 309
Cape Kennedy, Fla., 497
Career Civil Service Award, 503
Carlson, Robert A., 454
Carlson, William C. A., 243, 285
Carros, Robert J., 363
Carson, James, 264
Carter, Ryland D., 168-169
Case Institute of Technology, 308
Castle, Bruce L., 483
Centolanzi, Frank J., 469
Central Aero-Hydrodynamical (U.S.S.R.), 9
Chackerian, Charles, Jr., 460
Chamberlin, Edward, 18
Chapman, Dean R., 103, 121, 159, 160-161,169, 197, 202, 203 (illus.), 262, 293, 295-296, 317, 338, 364-365, 372, 462, 472 (illus.)
tektites, 381-385, 469-472
Chapman, Gary T., 346, 375, 460
Charters, Alex C., 195-196, 234-235, 235 (illus.), 239, 246, 270, 320, 333
Chartz, Marcelline, 198
Chicago, 111., 20, 350
China, People's Republic of, 6, 173
Christensen, C. M., 75
Christensen, Jay V., 409
Christofferson, Frank, 164
Chubb, Robert S., 159, 209
Chung, Paul, 370
Cicolani, Luigi S., 455
Citti, Henry, 226
Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), 16, 74
Civil Service Commission, U.S., 222
Clarke, Frank J., 28 (illus.), 33
Clark Y (airfoil), 52
Clauser, Francis, 156
Clay, 69
Cleary, Joseph W., 160, 440
Cleveland, O., 22, 45, 129
Clousing, Lawrence A., 33, 35, 70-72, 84 (illus.), 85-86, 87, 90 (illus.), 127, 164, 210, 406-407
Coate, Robert E., 366, 453
Coe, Charles F., 209, 357
Cohen, Doris, 127, 163, 246
Colburn, David S., 477
Cole, Henry A., Jr., 261, 357, 358, 425
Coleman, P. J., Jr., 477
Collier Trophy, 77
Colorado State Univ., 497
Commerce, Department of, 3
Committee on Aeronautical Research Facilities, Special Survey, 17-18, 22
Committee on Future Research Facilities, Special, 7-9, 11, 27
Committee on New Engine Research Facilities, Special, 22
Committee on the Relations of NACA to National Defense in Time of War, Special, 6, 7, 42
Committee on Supersonic Facilities, Special, 151
Compton, Dale L., 375, 460, 464
Computers, 210, 244, 255-256
Card Program Calculator, 197
Electrodata Datatron, 244, 344
Honeywell H800, 344
IBM 650, 244
IBM 1401, 344
IBM 7040, 286, 344
IBM 7090, 344
IBM 7094, 344, 430, 470
Reeves Analog, 197, 212
Conferences, 130, 174, 179, 196, 224, 278, 287, 288, 294, 350, 370, 371-372, 381, 444, 447, 450, 454, 457, 462-463, 480-481, 482, 483, 502
Congress, U.S., 17, 22, 68, 179, 189, 222, 242, 275, 285, 286, 313, 395
House, 19
Appropriations Subcommittee, 11-12, 15, 18-19, 63, 126, 152
Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, 274
research support, 1-3, 5
Senate, 19
Appropriations Subcommittee, 13, 14
Congressional Aviation Policy Board, 150
Conley, Charles C., 483
Consolidated-Vultee Corp., 35, 39, 102, 125, 147, 247, 248
Convair 340 (aircraft), 428, 447
Convair 990 (aircraft), 428, 492
Cook, R/A Arthur B., 7, 12
Cook, Woodrow L., 159, 252, 407, 456 (illus.)
Coon, Grant W., 415
Cooper, David M., 460
Cooper, George E., 87, 149, 164, 166 168, 168 (illus.), 223, 252, 260, 291-292, 351-352, 442, 456 (illus.)
Cooper's Pilot Opinion Rating Scale, 260
Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, 211
Corning Glass Co., 145
Craig, Roger A., 371
Crandall, Stewart M., 244
Crane, Robert, 89, 107, 135, 136 (illus.), 183, 224, 278, 389-390, 391, 401, 490-491
Creager, Marcus, 170, 186, 262-263
Creer, Brent Y., 211, 256, 257, 290, 356, 431 (illus.)
Cross, Herbert V., 494
Crossfield, A. Scott, 173
CSAGI, 174
Cunningham, Bernard E., 237-238, 240-241, 263, 264, 283, 294, 330 331, 424
Curtis, John, 334
Curtiss, 29
Czechoslovakia, 6, 470

 

D-2 (aircraft), 90
D-558-1 (aircraft), 123
D-558 II (aircraft), 173
Dahms, Richard G., 373
Danly Machine Specialties Co., 229
Dannenberg, Robert E., 94, 203, 417
Dartmouth College, 497
Davidsen, J. S. W., 45, 103, 104, 224, 226, 228, 341
Davies, M. Helen, 28 (illus.), 29, 132 (illus.), 132-133
Davis, L., 477
Davis, Wallace, 94, 162, 254, 277
Davy, William C., 371
DC-3 (aircraft), 452
DC 4 (aircraft), 91
DC-8 (aircraft), 491
Death Valley, 487
Deboo, Gordon J., 483
Deckert, Wallace H., 446, 447
De Estable, R. D., 483
Defense, Department of, 273, 274, 275, 308, 312
Defense, Secretary of, 307
Deficiency Bill
Second, 11, 14, 16, 17
Third, 18-19, 21
DeFrance, Smith J., iv (illus.), x, 26, 27, 28 (illus.), 32, 33, 35, 39, 45, 62, 75, 95-96, 101, 127, 131-132, 167, 179, 181 (illus.), 182, 228, 320, 338, 389, 390, 397, 503, 504 (illus.), 507
Delaney, John C., 28 (illus.), 29
Delany, Noel K., 28 (illus.), 29, 80
Demele, Frederick A., 159, 253, 361, 407 (illus.)
Denardo, B. Pat, 206, 234, 235, 333 (illus.), 378, 466
Dennis, David H., 247-248, 288, 361, 405 (illus.)
Dennis, Robert L., 480
DePort, Theophile, 38
Der, James, 440
DeVoto, Harry J., Jr., 408 (illus.)
Dew, Joseph, 159
DeYoung, John, 163, 209, 256
Dickey, Robert R., 208, 248
Dickinson, Stanley O., 446
Diehl, Capt. Walter S., 39
Dimeff, John, 246, 279, 280 (illus.), 281, 478
Dismal Swamp, Va., 20
Distinguished Service Medal, NACA, 268
Dods, Jules B., Jr., 203, 252
Dolkas, Constantine B., 455
Doolin, Brian F., 258
Doolittle, James H., 221
Douglas Aircraft Co., 50, 92, 123, 157, 160,173, 495
Douvillier, Joseph G., Jr., 258, 290
Downs, Harry, 33
Drinkwater, Fred J., III, 258, 259, 290, 291, 354, 355, 441, 447, 448 (illus.), 492
Dryden, Hugh L., 128 (illus.), 129, 146, 148, 152, 178, 274, 308, 310, 315, 389, 409
Dugan, Duane W., 209, 459
Duke, James A., 479
Duke Univ., 480
Dunlap, H. S., 28 (illus.)
Durand, William F., 26, 50 (illus.), 130
Durand Centennial Conference, 381
Durand Road, 30
Dusterberry, John C., 340, 341 (illus.), 408
Dynasoar, Project, 267, 362, 440

 

Eclipse, solar, 491-494
Edwards Air Force Base, 123, 320
Edwards, Calif., 123, 149, 261, 315, 349, 350, 399, 406, 428, 452, 453
Edwards, George G., 58, 135, 158-159, 251,320-321, 361, 453, 454 (illus.), 501, 502
Eggers, Alfted J., Jr., 240 (illus.), 361, 453,454 (illus.)
administration, 204-205, 318, 390, 401, 405-406
research and development
airflow, 200 201, 248, 249
light-gas gun, 236-237, 240
reentry physics, 218, 238-240, 263-264, 266, 267-268, 294-295, 296, 361, 452
wind tunnel design, 138-141, 185, 195-196, 242, 285
Eglington, Robert W., 243
EGO-A (earth satellite), 477
EGO-B (earth satellite), 477
Ehret, 205
El Segundo, Calif., 50, 173
Eisenhower, President Dwight D., 221, 274, 275, 308, 310
Ellis, Stanley, 482
Emel, Mildred L., xii
Emerson, Horace F., 362
Emme, Eugene M., xii
Endicott, Kenneth C., 289, 363
Engine Research Laboratory (see also Lewis Research Center), 45, 64
England. See United Kingdom.
Enos (chimpanzee), 390
Enthalpy, 284
Erickson, Albert L., 87-88, 95, 98, 162, 163, 184, 320, 425
Erickson, Myles D., 92, 184
Estable-Puig, J. F., 483
Ethiopia, 6
Europe, 1, 5, 22, 382, 473
Evans, Bradford A., 320, 321 (illus.), 327, 492
Evans, D. E., 458
Explorer I (earth satellite), 275
Explorer 111 (earth satellite), 275
Explorer IV (earth satellite), 477
Explorer Xll (earth satellite), 387

 

F-1 (rocket motor), 308
F-2A (aircraft), 86
F5D (aircraft), 428, 440 441, 441 (illus.)
F6F (aircraft), 111, 165, 166, 211, 257
F6F-3 (aircraft), 349
F6F-5 (aircraft), 212
F8F (aircraft), 213
F8F-1 (aircraft), 209, 212
F-51H (aircraft), 212
F-86 (aircraft), 122, 123, 124 (illus.), 163, 166, 167, 210, 251-252, 257, 260, 316, 349, 350
F-86A (aircraft), 212, 213
F-86E (aircraft), 212
F-94C (aircraft), 292
F-100 (aircraft), 173, 174 (illus.), 256, 349-350, 428
F-101 (aircraft), 320
F-102 (aircraft), 247
F-104 (aircraft), 257
F-106 (aircraft), 247
F-111 (aircraft), 440
FAA (Federal Aviation Agency)
Supersonic Transport Evaluation Team, 442
V/STOL, 444-445, 446-447
Fairfield, Leonard J., 279
Faye, Alan E., Jr., 292 (illus.)
Federal Register, 308
Federal Woman's Award, 483
Feller, David D., 404, 482
Fletcher, Leroy S., 416, 450
Flight Research Center (FRC), 315-316, 349-350, 399, 406, 428, 452
FJ-1 (aircraft), 122
Florence, Italy, 492
Food and Drug Administration, 478
Ford Foundation, 502
Fort Worth, Tex., 20
Foster, John V., 258, 279, 280 (illus.), 349-350, 490
Foster, R. M., 28 (illus.)
FR-1 (aircraft), 86
France, 15
Air Ministry of, 445
Freeman, Arthur B., 27, 28 (illus.), 33, 41, 43, 130-133, 131 (illus.),.320
Frick, Charles W., 28 (illus.), 29, 89, 94, 103, 104 (illus.), 145, 159, 183, 222, 223
Fryer, Thomas B., 255, 387, 478, 483
Fulbright Award for Research, 223
Fuller, Franklyn B., 200, 248, 249, 359, 372, 465

 

Gadeberg, Burnett L., 83, 212, 258
Galileo (Convair 990 research lab.), 492, 494 (illus.)
Galster, George, 87
Gambucci, Bruno J., 203, 358
Ganzer, Victor, 95
Garcia, Colleen, xii
Gasich, Welko, 168
Gault, Donald E., 155, 202, 380 381, 417, 418 (illus.), 467 468
Gawienowski, John J., 288, 347
Gemini, Project, 395
Gemini spacecraft, 480
Gemini III (space Right), 485, 498
Gemini Vlll (space Right), 485, 498
Gemini Xll (space Right), 455
General Electric Co., 96, 355, 497
Geological Survey, U.S., 380 381, 468
Georgia, 470
Gerathewohl, Siegfried J., 323, 401
Gerbo, C., 28 (illus.)
Germany, 5, 6, 8 9, 15, 102, 125, 243-244
Giffen, Harvey, 147
Gilbreath, William, 449
Gilmore, Gen. W. E., 18
Gilruth, Robert R., 80, 147
Giovannetti, Angelo, Jr., 224 (illus.)
Givens, John J., 464
Glass, Senator Carter, 7, 15
Glass, Clindon G., 227 (illus.)
Glennan, T. Keith, 308, 309-310, 315
Gloria, Hermilo R., 287, 373, 449
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), 309, 317, 340, 495
Goett, Harry J., 28 (illus.), 33, 41, 80, 89-90, 90 (illus.), 103, 127, 138, 148, 182-184, 210, 290, 317, 340 341, 389
Goettingen, Germany, 15
Goldsmith, Robert H., 356
Goleta, Calif., 469
Goodwin, Frederick K., 289, 295
Goodwin, Glen, 137, 138 (illus.), 169-170, 262-263, 277, 284-285, 320, 336, 337, 338, 365, 370
Goolrick, L/C George L., 25
Gordon, Helen D., 298
Government Employees Training Act of 1958, 323
Gowen, Forrest E., 338
Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, 495
Graham, Donald J., 107, 109
Grand Coulee Dam, 150
Greene, Mark, 28 (illus.), 29, 132
Greenleaf, John E., 480
Gregg, Willis R., 7
Gregory, Thomas J., 347
Griffin, Roy N., Jr., 288, 336, 370
Grumman Corp., 349
Gubser, Representative Charles S., 427

 

Hague, The, Netherlands, 245
Hahne, G., 460
Haines, Richard F,, 479
Hall, Charles F., 101, 158, 159, 162, 203-204, 204 (illus.), 247, 251, 390, 490, 493, 495
Hamaker, Frank M., 204, 373
Hamilton, William, 83, 95, 102
Hansen, C. Frederick, 185, 240, 263, 265, 266 (illus.), 283, 294, 320, 329, 372, 449, 478
Hanson, Carl, 159
Hardy, Gordon H., 455
Hardy, J. K., 74, 76
Harper, Charles W., 89, 103, 163, 183, 252, 317, 318 (illus.), 340 341, 343, 406, 409, 431
Harrison, Dean R., 415
Harrison, Harold, 198, 244
Hartman, Edwin P., ix, xii
Hartman, Jean. See Kinsley, Jean
Harvey, Charles, 28 (illus.), 29, 224
Hasler Research Center, 469
Hatfield, Elaine, 248, 288
Havill, C. Dewey, 259
Hawaii, 492
Hawker P-1127 (aircraft), 444
Haymaker, Webb E., 322 (illus.), 323, 483
Heaslet, Max A., 107, 108 (illus.), 155, 200, 245, 246, 248, 249, 337 (illus.), 349, 372, 465
Hedlund, Roger C., 478
Heims, Steve P., 265, 294
Heinemann, Edward, 50
Heinkel (aircraft), 15
Heinle, Donovan R., 211, 257, 292 (illus.), 320, 350
Heitmeyer, John, 158, 159
Henderson, E. P., 381-382
Henderson, Milton E., 491
Hermach, Charles A., 283, 320, 424
Herrera, Raymond, 209
Hershey, Gen. Lewis B., 43
Hertzog, Alvin S., 28 (illus.), 29, 132 (illus.)
Hickey, David H., 356
Hicks, Raymond M., 442
High Speed Flight Research Station, 123
High Speed Flight Station (see also Flight Research Center), 149, 261, 314
Hinckley, Robert H., 17
Hindenburg, 16, 24
Hirshberg, Joan, 477
Hitler, Adolf, 5, 6
HL-1O (lifting body), 453
Hofstetter, Robert U., 494
Holdaway, George H., 163, 207, 248, 288, 407 (illus.), 452
Holleman, Euclid, 261
Holmes, Charlotte, 132
Holt, Rinehart 8` Winston, 487
Holtzclaw, Ralph W., 89, 361, 494
Holzhauser, Curt A., 162, 252, 288, 354, 446, 447
Hom, Francis, 261
Hood, Manley J., xii, 28 (illus.), 33, 41, 45, 95-97, 96 (illus.), 99, 127, 223-224
Hoover, President Herbert H., 3
Hoover Dam, 150
Hopkins, Edward J., 287, 346, 366, 442
Hopkins, Vaughn D., 338
Horkey, Edward, 81-82, 99
Hornby, Harold, 320, 366, 459
Houston, John P., 27, 28 (illus.), 41 (illus.), 226
Houston, Tex., 309
Howard, Wayne H., 483
Howe, John T., 370, 371, 372, 460, 461, 485
Hruby, Ronald J., 415
Huertas, Jorge, 480
Hughes, R., 28 (illus.)
Hunsaker, Jerome C., 50, 83, 139, 151, 175
Hunton, Lynn W., 159, 209, 347
Huntsberger, Ralph F., 178 (illus.), 194, 245, 408-409
Huntsville, Ala., 308, 309

 

IBM, 197
ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile), 297
atmospheric entry research, 215-218
national priority for, 221
Ice Research Base, 74
Ide, John J., 5
Ikeya-Seki comet, 492
IMP I (earth satellite), 477
IMP 11 (earth satellite), 477
IMP III (earth satellite), 477
Indiana, 19
Indianapolis, Ind., 19, 20
Industry, 38-39
Innis, Robert C., 252, 354, 356, 446, 447, 448 (illus.), 455, 456 (illus.)
Inouye, Mamoru, 359, 450
institute of Cancer Research, 497
Institute of Navigation, 457
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (IAS), 15, 77, 127, 163, 164, 202, 250, 268
Aeronautical Engineering Review, 258
Engineering Review, 260 Journal, 247, 298
Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (IAS), 356
Instrument Society of America, 478
lnternational Aeronautical Congress, Seventh, 463
International Astrophysical Union, 468
International Congress for Aeronautical Sciences, 370
International Congress of Astronautics, Fourth, 174
International Congress of Neuropathology, 483
International Geophysical Year (IGY) (see also Vanguard, Project), 174, 221, 274, 308
International Kitchen, 166-167
International Year of the Quiet Sun, 492
Intrieri, Peter F., 451
IRBM (intermediate range ballistic missile), 221, 264
Istanbul, Turkey, 327
Italy, 6, 9, 15

 

Jackson, Charles T., 375
Jackson, Richard, 76 ackson, Roy, 81
Jacobs, Eastman, 50
Jacoby, Donald, 105
Jajh deh Kot Lalu, Pakistan, 469
James, Carlton S., 262, 293
James, Harry, 209
James, Nataline A., 473, 474
Japan, 6, 37, 46, 446
Jedlicka, James R., 214, ffl2, 285, 338
Jessen, Henry, 95, 101
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 125, 308, 495
Jillie, Don W., 287, 346
John Shnon Guggenheim Memorial Fund, 223
Johns Hopkins Univ., 3
Johnson, Ben, 159
Johnson, Clarence, 39
Johnson, Hirschie J., 501 (illus.)
Johnson, Senator Hiram, 16
Johnson, Kelly, 70, 88, 98, 257
Johnson, President Lyndon B., 395, 409
Johnson, Vice President Lyndon B., 472 (illus.)
Johnson, Norman S., 407, 456 (illus.)
Johnson, Richard D., 487
Johnson, William R., 408 (illus.)
Johnston, S. Paul, 177
Johnsville, Pa., 290, 350, 356
Joint Army and Navy Plan, 43, 44
Joint Research and Development Board, 150,151
Jones, Alun R., 70, 73, 76, 137, 148, 163, 194
Jones, Arthur, 155
Jones, Doris. See Cohen, Doris
Jones, Jerold W., 463
Jones, J. Lloyd, Jr., 159, 194, 347, 409
Jones, Robert T., 102, 122, 127, 154, 155, 157-158, 159, 207-208, 246, 248, 249, 320, 387
Jones, W. Pritchard, 372, 386, 465
Jorgensen, Leland H., 205, 247, 287, 452, 458
Journal of A pplied Physiology, 480
Journal of Biological Chemistry, 482
Journal of Geophysical Research, 384, 386, 387, 475, 477
Journal of the Physics of Fluids, 477
Jukoff, David, 169
Junior Chamber of Commerce (Washington,D.C.), 238, 258
Jupiter (planet), 295
Jupiter (IRBM), 221

 

K-21 (airship), 87
Kaattari, George E., 206, 289, 349, 359, 450
Kamiya, A., 243
Kantrowitz, Arthur, 59
Katzen, Elliott D., 159, 249, 365, 450
Kauffman, William M., 164, 165 (illus.), 166, 222, 223, 258
Keener, Earl R., 409
Keil, Klaus, 469
Kelley, James V., 28 (illus.), 33, 41 (illus.), 42, 278, 279
Kelly, Mark W., 252, 288, 442, 447, 456 (illus.)
Kemp, Joseph H., Jr., 415, 451, 452
Kennedy, President John F., 310, 311, 395,409
State-oE-the-Union message, 311
Kenyon, George C., 297, 346, 361, 452, 453, 454 (illus.)
Kerwin, William J., 185, 324, 373, 478
Kester, Robert H., 202
Kinchla, Ronald, 479
King Road, 30
Kinsley, Jean, ix-x, xii
Kirk, Don, 363, 451
Kirschbaum, Howard W., 27, 28 (illus.), 33, 42, 226, 278, 279, 280 (illus.)
Klein, Harold P., 401, 404 (illus.)
Kleinhans, Schuyler, 156 157
Knechtel, Earl D., 451
Koenig, David G., 347, 441
Kolbe, Carl D., 253
Korean War, 173
Kraus, Sam, 201
Krumm, Walter J., 160, 202
Kuehn, Donald M., 262, 359, 360, 450-451
Kurkowski, Richard L., 347
Kyle, Jim, 163

 

Laddon, Mac, 39
Laitone, Edmund, 95
Lake Geneva, Wis., 67
Lakehurst, N.J., 24
Lampkin, Bedford A., 363, 455
Langley, Samuel P., 3
Langley Field, Va. (see also Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory; Langley Research Center), 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11-12, 14-15, 19, 22, 29
Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory
(LMAL), ix, 1, 3, 22, 25-27, 31, 32, 35, 38, 50, 53, 54, 66, 123, 177-178, 179, 226, 278
appropriations, 18
facilities, 46, 59, 188, 191
research, 69, 71, 79, 80, 98, 107, 147, 149, 162, 187-189, 199-200, 206, 209, 290, 294, 352
(See also Langley Research Center)
Langley Research Center (LaRC), 314, 406
lifting body, 453
SCAT research, 346 347
Lark (missile), 173
Larsen, Karl, 74
Larson, Howard K., 262, 337 (illus.), 382, 384, 469
Latham, Eldon A., 289
Launch Operations Center (LOC), 309 310
Lawrence, IFrank, 191, 203 (illus.), 408
Lawrence B. Sperry Award, 202, 250, 457
Lawson, Herbert, 354
Lazzeroni, Frank A., 361
LearJet (aircraft), 429
Lederherg, Joshua, 427
Lessing, Henry C., 255, 357, 362, 453
LeVier, Tony, 257
Levin, Alan D., 287. 366
Levin, C. M., 458
Levy, Lionel L., Jr., 256, 288, 365, 415, 450
Lewis, George W., 3-4, 4 (illus.), 5 6, 7, 14, 16, 18, 21, 25, 29, 31, 34, 60, 63 64, 75, 129,177
Lewis, William, 74-75, 163
Lewis Flight Propulsion I.aboratory (LeRC), 129, 162, 163, 191
Lewis Research Center, 314, 406, 409
Liddell, Charles J., Jr., 166, 211
Lifting bodies. See Hl.-10; M-2; and Research and development, lifting body
Lindbergh, Col. Charles A., 16, 17-18, 22
Ling-Temco-Vought, 446, 447
Locke, G. S., 270
Lockheed 12 (aircraft), 70 71, 71 (illus.)
Lockheed Aircraft Co., 39, 70, 98-99, 147, 257, 292, 347, 354, 442, 446, 447
Lohr, Jerome J., 450
Lomax, Harvard, 155, 156 (illus.), 200, 246, 248, 324, 359, 450
London, IJ.K., 15, 245, 327, 382
Look, Bonne C., 76, 148, 320, 496
Looschen, Floyd, 203
Lopez, Armando E., 289, 454
Los Angeles, Calif., ix, 20 21, 91, 198, 472
Los Gatos, Calif., 168
Lowry Field, Colo., 20
Ludlow, Representative Louis, 19, 20
Lundell, John H., 162, 347, 463 (illus.)
Lunik I (moon probe), 311
Lunik II (moon probe), 311
Lunik III (moon probe), 311
Luster, Project, 468
Lyman, E. Gene, 457

 

M-2 (lifting body), 450, 452 453
M2FI (prototype), 452
M2F2 (prototype), 452 453, 453 (illus.
McAvoy, William H., 33, 35, 70, 71 (illus.),73, 77, 84 (illus.), 167, 223
McCloud, John, 253
Macomber, T. W., 28 (illus.)
McCormack, Gerald, 103, 105, 159, 194
McCullough, George, 80, 94, 154-155, 202, 362
McDevitt, John B., 202, 248, 362, 415, 452
McDonald, J. Ken, 482
McDonnell Aircraft Corp., 252
McFadden, Norman M., 211, 257, 350
McGee, Leonard A., 366
McKenzie, Robert L., 360, 459
McNeill, Walter E., 257, 351-352
Mach number, 54, 59, 62, 185-187, 221, 293
Mack, Ruth E., 487
Mackin, Robert, Jr., 477
Macorz (dirigible), 23-24
Macon, Mildred K., xii
Manchester, Univ. of, 317, 381-382
Manchuria, 6
Manned orbiting laboratory (MOL), 440
Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), 309
Marble, D. R., 449
March Field, Calif., 20
Mariner 11 (Venus probe), 311
Mariner, Ruth, 487
Marquette Univ., ix
Mars, 295, 331, 365, 369, 372, 376, 434, 452, 460, 481
mission studies, 457 459
Marseilles, France, 451
Marshall Space Flight Center, George (MSFC), 309
Launch Operations Directorate, 309
Martin, Andrew, 209
Martin, Norman J., 104, 162, 194, 288
Martin Co., 102
Marvin, Joseph G., 460
Mason, Brian, 469
Massa, M. C., 28 (illus.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT), 495
Mather Field, Calif., 20
Matteson, Frederick H., 159, 259
Matthews, Howard F., 99, 101 (illus.), 244, 258, 494
Matting, Ired C., 293, 462, 469
Maydew, Randall, 214
Mead, George J., 22
Mead, Merrill H., 223-224, 224 (illus.), 255, 320, 406, 408, 455
Medical Times, 481
Mellenthin, Jack A., 209, 288, 451, 452
Menees, Gene P., 251, 288, 347, 357, 452
Menlo Park, Calif., 468
Menunketesuck Point, Conn., 20
Mercury, Project, 390
Mercury spacecraft, 479-480
Merrick, Robert B., 258, 290
Merrick, Vernon K., 454
Mersman, William A., 197 (illus.), 198, 244, 295, 364
Messerschmitt (aircraft), 15
Meteoroid, 270, 465 469, 472 474
Michigan, 26
Michigan, Univ. of, 26, 182
Migotsky, Eugene, 247
Miguel, Jaime, 483
Millard, John P., 478
Miller, Representative George P., 427
Minden, L. E., 28 (illus.)
Minneapolis, Minn., 74
Missile, ballistic (see also ICBM; IRBM), 263-264, 274
MlT-Sloan Executive Fellowship, 408
Mobilization Plan of the Aeronautical Board,42
Moffett Field, Calif., ii (illus.), 23, 24 (illus.), 25, 26, 27, 29, 37, 40, 45, 293, 316, 399, 406, 426, 437, 503
Moffett, R/A William A., 23
Monfort, James C., 209, 363
Monson, Daryl J., 450-451
Monterey Bay, Calif., 37
Montgomery, Lawrence, Sr., 96
Moon, 311, 314, 382-384, 434
manned flight to. See Apollo, Project
Moore, H. J., 380 381
Morrill, Charles, 161
Moscow, U.S.S.R., 9
Mossman, Emmet, 93 94, 162, 254
Mountain View, Calif., 23, 426
Munk, Max, 155
Muroc Dry Lake, Calif., 82, 92, 123
Muroc Flight Test Unit, 123
MX-774 (project) (see also Atlas), 125
Myers, Marilyn A., 477

 

N9M-2 (aircraft), 104
NACA (National Advisory Committee for
Aeronautics), xi, 31-32, 37, 45, 74, 148, 155, 175-176, 234, 246, 287
Aeronautical Intelligence, Office of, 5
budget, 126, 175-176, 221
Committees, 33-34
Director, 3, 129, 308, 409
Director of Aeronautical Research, 34
facilities expansion program ("Unitary Plan), 150 152
Headquarters, 177-178, 188, 241, 242, 275, 285, 314
history, 1-30
inspections, 130
manpower crisis, 175-176, 222
mission, 153-154 ,
pilots, 211, 252
public relations, 130, 179, 312-313
space research program, 274-275, 294
transfer to NASA, 275, 299 301, 307-308, 310, 311-315, 396-397
Unitary Wind Tunnel Programs, Project
Office for the, 151-152, 178
Western Coordination Office, ix
Nansen, Fridtjof, 314
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), ix, xi
Administrator, 301, 307-308, 310, 500
Associate Administrator, 396
budget, 310 311, 315, 395
contracting, 310, 312-313, 397-399, 409-410
Deputy Administrator, 308, 409
establishment of, 274 275, 299 301; 308-310
external relationships, 311-313, 315 316, 350 351
Headquarters, 310, 314-316, 322, 349, 389-390, 396, 401, 413, 431, 489, 492, 497
Office of Advanced Research and Technology, xii, 339, 396-397, 404, 405, 406, 427, 491
Aeronautics Div., 406
Mission Analysis Div., 405 406, 413
Office of Advanced Research Programs, 396
Office of Applications, 500
Office of Launch Vehicle Programs, 314
Office of Life Science Programs, 321-323
Office of Manned Space Flight, 397
Office of Space Flight Programs, 314
Office of Space Sciences, 321
Office of Space Sciences and Applications, 397, 404, 491
Office of Technology Utilization, 500-502
information dissemination, 312-313, 326-327
life sciences program, 391
manpower, 310, 315, 323-326
mission, 307, 311-312, 314, 346-347, 352, 395-396 organization, 309-311, 314-315, 396-397
technology utilization, 500 502 tracking network, 490
Deep Space Net, 494-495
NASA Group Achievement Award, 409
NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, 472, 507
NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership, 503
NASA Sustained Superior Performance Award, 487
National Academy of Sciences, 3, 129, 274, 312, 324
IGY Committee, 274
National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, 275, 307-308, 311-312
National Aeronautics and Space Council, 307
National Animal Care Panel, 427
National Bureau of Standards, 3, 129
National Center for Primate Biology, 427
National Civil Service League, 503
National Institutes of Health (NIH), 427
National Science Foundation, 274
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), 376
Naval Air Development Center, 350 Aviation Medical Acceleration Lab., 356
Naval Air Experiment Station, 212
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), 308, 309
Upper Atmosphere Sounding Rocket Group, 308
Vanguard Div., 308
Navy, Department of the, 3
Navy, U.S., 3, 12, 16, 40, 42, 43, 63-64, 74, 80, 105, 123, 211, 212, 252, 258, 259, 274, 290, 293, 316, 437
Medical Corps, 323
Vanguard satellite project, 274, 308
Neel, Carr B., Jr., 76, 77 (illus.), 163, 359, 450, 478
Neice, Standford, 204, 238, 264, 267, 294-295
Nelms, Walter P., Jr., 347
Nelson, Howard G., 449
Nelson, Warren H., 95, 102, 202
Nettle, M. U., 28 (illus.)
Neugebauer, Marcia, 477
Neville, Edwin D., 482
New Delhi, India, 327
New Jersey, 23
New Mexico School of Mines, 195
New York, N.Y., 356
New York Times, 16
Nickle, Ferril R., 27, 28 (illus.), 179, 181 (illus.), 406
Nielsen, Jack N., 121, 159, 206, 277, 295, 349
Nike-Ajax (missile), 173
Niles, Calif., 167
Nimbus (earth satellite), 389
Nissen, James M., 82-83, 84 (illus.), 101
Nitzberg, Gerald E., xii, 107, 109, 169, 178 (illus.)
Noble, Edward J., 7
Norfolk, Va., 7
North American Aviation, Inc. (NAA), 35, 81, 99-102, 122-123, 173, 221, 252, 256, 349, 497
Aerophysics Lab., 125
Northrop Aircraft Co., 346, 452-453
Northwest Airlines, 74
Nothwang, George J., 185, 359
Nourse, Merrill S., 224, 243
Nyholm, Jack R., 293
Nysmith, C. Robert, 378, 466

 

O-47 (aircraft), 71 (illus.)
Oakland, Calif., 502
Oberbeck, Verne R., 467-468
O'Briant, T. W., 28 (illus.)
Octave Chanute Award, 77, 164, 260, 447
Ogden, Eric, 404, 428, 478
Ogden, Utah, 20
OGO I (earth satellite), 477
Ohio, 23
Okuno, Arthur F., 265, 462
Olson, Robert, 109
Oranienburg, Germany, 15
Orbiting Astronomical Observatory, 389, 435
Orbiting Geophysical Observatory (OGO), 477
Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO), 359
OSO I (earth satellite), 478
OSO II (earth satellite), 478
OS2V (aircraft), 86
Oswald, Bailey, 156
Otey, William, 253
Oyama, Jiro, 321-323, 481-486, 482 (illus.)
Oyama, Vance I., 484 (illus.), 485

 

P-38 (aircraft), 86, 97-99
P-39 (aircraft), 85 (illus.), 85-87
P-51 (aircraft), 81-83, 83 (illus.), 86, 99-102, 100 (illus.), 111, 122, 147, 159, 164
P-51H (aircraft), 168
P-61 (aircraft), 86, 83 (illus.), 148 (illus.)
P-63 (aircraft), 86
P-75A (aircraft), 105
P-80 (aircraft), 81, 86-88, 88 (illus.), 102
P-80A (aircraft), 163-164
Pacific Gas & Electric Co., 48
Pacific Missile Range (PMR), 309
Packard, Barbara, 357
Page, Robert, 446
Page, Virgil R., 347
Page, William A., 248, 256, 371, 464 (illus.)
Painter, Robert B., 485, 487
Palo Alto, Calif., 23
Pan American Airways, 15
Pappas, Constantine C., 214, 265, 462
Paris, France, 245, 337, 463
Parker, John A., 449, 450
Parsons John F., xii, 25-27, 28 (illus.), 33, 45, 103, 127, 152, 178, 179, 181 (illus.), 182, 194, 245, 338, 389, 390, 406, 506 (illus.), 507
Patton, R. Mark, 479 (illus.)
Pauli, Frank A., 257
Patuxent River, Md., 105
PBX (aircraft), 74
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 46, 73
Pearson, Walter E., 465
Peiping, China, 6
Perkins, Edward W., 160-161, 194, 205, 288, 442
Petersen, Richard H., 288, 347
Peterson, Victor L., 251, 347, 360, 458
Peterson, Walter O., 28 (illus.), 29, 33, 132,179, 323, 324 (illus.)
Peterson, W. Pat, 347, 360
Pettine, Vincent A., 133
Pfeiffer, Carl J., 480
Pfenninger, Werner, 346
Pfyl, Frank A., 254, 288
Philippines, 469
Phillips, William, 209
Physical Review Letters, 477
Pilotless Aircraft Research Station, 147
Pioneer, Project, 391, 478, 490, 491, 493-495
Pioneer V (space probe), 495
Pioneer Vl (Pioneer A) (space probe), 477, 495, 496 (illus.)
Pioneer B (space probe), 477, 495
Pioneer C (space probe), 477
Pipkin, R. A., 28 (illus.)
Pitts, William C., 206, 349, 451
Platt, William T., 481
Polaris (ICBM), 360
Polek, Thomas E., 452
Polentz, Perry P., 256, 277
Pollock, John W., 408
Ponnamperuma, Cyril A., 324, 484 (illus.), 485, 486 487
Poole, Manie G., 27, 28 (illus.), 33, 131
Pope, Ronald, 463
Pratt & Whitney Co., 229
"Preliminary Report on Flight Tests of an Airplane Having Exhaust-Heated Wings," 35
President, Executive Office of the, 307
Presidential Medal of Merit, 127
President's Advisory Committee on Government Organization, 275
President's Air Policy Board, 150
President's Scientific Advisory Committee (PSAC), 274
Presley, Leroy L., 460
Princeton Series, 246
Prizler, P. T., 28 (illus)
Publications, 129-130, 178, 326-327
Purina Monkey Chow, 427
PV-I (aircraft), 80, 81 (illus.), 86
 
Quaide, William L., 467 468
Quattrone, Phillip D., 481
Quigg, Walter, 226
Quigley, Hervey C., 354, 446, 447

 

Radach, Paul R., 186, 192, 194
Rakich, John V., 452
Ramsey, R/A D. C., 63
Randall, Lauros, 94, 162
Randle, Robert J., 455
Randt, Clark, 321-322
Ranger IX (moon probe), 468
Rasmussen, Maurice, 364, 451
Rathert, Ceorge A., Jr., 159, 211-212, 258, 290, 291 (illus.), 320, 341, 408
Reed, James, 209
Reed, Verlin D., 405, 410
Reese, David E., Jr., 162, 209, 256, 360, 457, 458 (illus.)
Reid, Henry, 79
Reilly, Thomas J., 482
Reinisch, Ronald F., 450
Research and development
ablation, 335-336, 373-376, 450, 461-463
aerodynamic heating, 213-215, 233-238, 245, 261-266, 292-294, 366-378, 459 461
boundary layer, 169 170, 213-215, 216-217, 261-265, 293, 345-346, 451
aileron flutter, 87-88, 162-163, 209
airfoil, 51-53, 102, 108-109, 154 155, 202-203
Apollo spacecraft, 450, 451, 455
arc-jet, 243-244, 285, 336 338, 459
atmospheric entry, 216 218, 234, 238, 263-264, 266-270, 283-284, 294, 297, 359 364, 370 373, 376-377, 450 457, 460 464
automatic (remote) control, 212-213, 260-261, 290
ballistic vehicle (man-carrying), 266-270,294-297
blunt-body configuration, 216-218, 263-264, 266, 267-268, 294-297, 359-360, 450-451
"blunt-body problem," 297-298
boost-glide vehicle (man-carrying), 266-270
booster recovery, 366
boundary layer control (BLC), 251-252, 288, 352-354
buffeting, 164, 209
camber, conical, 247
conical reentry bodies, 450, 451
control, high-speed aircraft, 160, 210 212
dive control, 97-99
drag, 81-83, 199-200, 206-208, 248
dynamic response, 261
dynamic stability and loads, 162-163, 209, 255-257, 288-289, 357-359, 362-364, 448-449
eclipse, 491 492
electronics and servomechanisms, 210
flight aerodynamics, 199 200, 210
flight simulator, 289 290, 350-352, 356, 442 446
fuselage, 160 161, 204 206
guidance and control, 210, 455-457
gun, light-gas, 195-196, 234 238, 239, 283, 333-334
hypersonic wing, 200 204
ice, 69-77, 163
jet inlet, 92-94, 162, 208-209, 253-254, 288, 347
jet thrust reverser, 291-292
life sciences, 323, 390 391, 478-485
exobiology, 485 487
lifting-body, 294-297, 360 362, 450, 451-453, 454
low-density aerodynamics, 186
meteroid hnpact, 270, 378-385, 465-474
tektites, 381-385, 469 472
missile airloads, 297, 357
nacelle, 94
planform, 154-155, 203
propeller, 105, 208-209, 253
radiation, 371-373, 463 465, 482 483
slipstream, 91-92
space navigation, 454 457
space and planetary physics, 385-387, 474-478
spacecraft flight studies, 364-366, 453-457
spacecraft materials, 358-359, 448 450
spacecraft pilot performance, 455 457
supersonic flight, 166-167
supersonic transport (SST), 346-347, 441-442
supersonic wing, 200 204
support for, 1
sweep, wing, 102, 154, 156, 210 211, 249-252, 347
tracking, 211-212, 257-258
transonic aerodynamics, 201-202, 288
transonic flight, 187-188
transonic wing, 154-160, 200 204, 209
transpiration cooling, 264-266
wind-tunnel instrumentation, 279-281
wing-body interference, 205-206
variable-stability aircraft, 164-166,211, 257, 349 350
V/STOL aircraft, 315, 352-356
Resnikoff, Meyer M., 248
Reynolds Analogy, 214
Reynolds number, 53-54, 59, 60, 185-187, 283-284, 293
Reynolds, Ray T, 474
Reynolds, Robert M., 159, 208, 247
Rhineland, 6
Rice, Raymond, 122
Richard Hansford Burroughs Test Pilot Award, 447
Richmond, Va., 7
Righini, Guglielmo, 492
Robert M. Losey Award, 163
Robinson, Robert, 162-163
Robinson, Russell G., xii, 26 27, 27 (illus.), 40, 102, 177 (illus.), 177-178, 179, 182, 223-224, 318, 389, 408
Rockefeller Public Service Award, 223, 247, 317, 381
Rodert, Lewis A., 28 (illus.), 33, 35, 70, 74, 76-77, 77 (illus.)
Rogallo, Vernon, 208, 253, 478, 501
Rogers Dry Lake, Calif., 82, 123
Rolls, L. Stewart, 355, 441
Roosevelt, President Franklin D., 11, 21, 79
Root, Gene, 50
Rose, Leonard, 92
Rosholt, Robert L., xii
Rossow, Vernon J., 205, 234-235, 249, 265-266, 387
Rover, Project, 312
Royal Aeronautical Society, 15
Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), 74
Royal Air Force, 92
Rubesin, Morris W., 137-138, 138 (illus.), 169,170, 214-215, 265, 277, 407

 

Sacks, Al, 246, 349
Sacramento, Calif., 20, 21
Sadoff, Melvin, 164, 259, 290, 350, 442, 444, 479 (illus.)
Sagan, Carl, 487
St. John, Marie W., 28 (illus.), 29, 179, 181 (illus.)
Sammonds, Robert 1., 208, 247, 451
Samuel Burka Award, 457
San Andreas fault, 25
San Diego, Calif., 20, 21, 24
San Francisco, Calif., 23, 37, 327
San Francisco Bay, Calif., 23, 25, 213, 323, 399
San Francisco Chronicle, 18
Sanger, Eugen, 137
San Jose, Calif., 503
Santa Ana, Calif., 21
Santa Clara Valley, Calif., 25
Santa Monica, Calif., 92
Sarabia, Michael F., 287-288
Satellite, art)ficial earth. 174, 221-222
Saturn (rocket), 309
Savage, Howard F., 296
Savin, Raymond C., 204, 247, 373
Sawyer Electrical Manufacturing Co., 91
SB2C-5 (aircraft), 212
SB2D (aircraft), 168
SBD (aircraft), 86
SCAT (supersonic commercial air transport), 346-347
Schaaf, Samuel, 137
Schairer, George, 122
Scherrer, Richard, 169, 254, 277, 347
Schlaff, Bernard, 169, 259
Schmidt, Stanley F., 185, 203, 244, 261, 290, 320, 366
Schmued, Edward, 81, 99
Schnitker, Edward H. A., 28 (illus.), 33, 42, 179, 181 (illus.)
Science, 487
Science Trophy (AFA), 278
Seattle, Wash., 481
Seiff, Alvin, 185, 195, 205, 214, 232, 236, 240, 245, 246, 262, 263, 264, 267, 268, 292-293, 331-332, 360, 362, 375, 376-378, 457, 458 (illus.)
appointed head, Manned Lunar Mission Team, 320
Selna, James, 76, 148, 163
Sharp, Edward R., 27, 28 (illus,), 41
Shaw, William V., 131 (illus.), 132
Sheaffer, Yvonne S., 460, 461, 476 (illus.), 485
Shenandoah (dirigible), 23
Shepard, Charles E., 336, 337, 338, 422
Shinbrot, Marvin, 260
Shoemaker, Eugene M., 380-381
Short, Barbara J., 263, 293, 297, 363, 476 (illus.)
Sidewinder (missile), 173
Silva, Richard W., 322 (illus.), 477
Silver Star, 26
Silverstein, Abe, 64
Singer, Fred, 174
Sluder, Loma, 200
Slye, Robert E., 365-366
Smedal, Harald, 323, 356, 408
Smith, Donald W., 159, 262, 281, 454
Smith, E. J., 477
Smith, G. Allan, 164, 165, 166, 213, 258, 279, 320, 456 (illus.)
Smith, G. Dale, 323, 401, 427, 496
Smith, Gerald L., 290, 366, 457
Smith, Ronald, 452
Smith, Sheldon M., 491, 493 (illus.)
Smith, Willard G., 360, 452
Smithsonian Institution, 3, 148
Museum of Natural History, 381
Snouse, Thomas W., 358, 449
Solar Wind, 477
Sommer, Simon C., 205, 263-264, 266, 293, 297, 363
Sondhaus, C. A., 483
Sonett, Charles P., 321, 322 (illus.), 385, 387,477, 478
Sorenson, Carl E., 243, 285
Sorenson, Norman E., 288, 347, 442
Soule, Hartley, 80
South Pacific Ocean, 223, 492
Southern California, Univ. of, 497
Space Nuclear Projects Office, NASA-AEC, 312
Space Technology Laboratories, 321, 390, 495
Spahr, J. Richard, 349
Spain, 6
Sparrow (missile), 173
Spiegel, Joseph, 190, 194, 246
Spokane, Wash., 20
Spreiter, John R., 87, 155, 156 (illus.), 200, 201, 245, 246, 248, 288, 324, 349, 385-387, 476
Sputnik I (earth satellite), 222, 270, 273, 310, 311
Sputnik II (earth satellite), 222, 270, 273, 311
Sputnik III (earth satellite), 275
Stack, John, 50, 51, 149, 187
Stalder, Jackson, 137-138, 138 (illus.), 169-170, 184, 196, 197, 240, 245, 246, 277, 284, 293
Staley, Robert W., 480
Stanford Research Institute, 417
Stanford-Sloan Executive Fellowship, 408
Stanford Univ., 23, 26, 50, 55, 121, 223, 238, 278, 324, 364, 381, 427, 495
Stapleton, Col. Cyril D., 411
State, Secretary of, 307
Stavanger, Norway, 454
Stein, Seymour N., 407 (illus.)
Stephenson, Jack D., 158, 370, 371, 464 465
Stevens, Victor 1., Jr., 80, 89, 103, 105, 143, 159, 163, 183 (illus.), 205, 458
Stewart, David A., 417
Stewart, Elwood C., 260, 290
Stewart, John D., 290, 455
Stine, Howard A., 215, 336, 337 (illus.), 338, 422, 474
Stinnett, (,len W., 292 (illus.), 356, 455, 479
Stivers, I.mcis S., |r., 451
STOL (short takeoff and landing) aircraft, 252, 315, 343, 352-356, 428, 444-447
Storms, Harrison, 122
Summers, Audrey L., 357, 474, 476 (illus.)
Summers, James L, 378, 467
Sumsion, H. Theodore, 449
Sunnyvale. Calif8, 12, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24
Supersonic transport (SST), 251, 346-347, 429, 441 442
Supersonic Transport Evaluation Team, 442
Sutton, Fred, 248, 361
Sutton, Harry, 39
SV-5D (lifting body), 453
Sverdrup & Parcel & Associates, Inc.: ARO, Inc., 410
Swartz, Fred H., 42, 226
Swenson, Byron L., 454
Sylvanus Albert Reed Award, 127, 268, 361
Syvertson, Clarence A., 200-201, 204, 247, 249, 250 (illus.), 267, 287, 320, 405, 453, 454 (illus.)

 

Taketa, S. Tom, 483
Tanner, Trieve A., 479
Tasmania, 469
Tektite, 381 -385, 469-72
Tendeland, Thorval, 137, 169, 170, 262, 265
Texas, 470
Texas Medical Center, 497
Texas Woman's Univ., 497
Theoclorsen, Theodore, 69
Thomas, Representative Albert, 63, 126, 152, 313 (illus.)
Thompson Ramo Wooldridge Corp., 459
Thor (IRBM), 221
Thor-Delta (launch vehicle), 495, 497
Thrust-.Nugmented Delta (launch vehicle), 497
Thnoshenko, S., 55
Tinling, Bruce E., 158-159, 203, 289, 296, 454
Tinling, Carol J., xii, 408 (illus.), 579
Tinsley Laboratories, 145
Titan (ICBM), 221, 297
Tobak, Murray, 162, 256-257, 267, 297, 362,458
Tokyo, Japan, 245, 288, 327, 482
Torrey, Ray A., 491
Towers, Adm. J. H., 17, 54
Treon, Stuart L., 362
Trinity College (Cambridge Univ.), 223
Triplett, William C., 212, 213, 261, 290
Troutman, John, 357
Truman, President Harry S., 77
Tunnell, Phillips J., 289, 360, 361, 363, 407 (illus.)
Turner, Howard L., 212
Turner, William, 86, 164
Tusch, Carl W., 38
Tycho (lunar crater), 470-472

 

UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), 182, 497
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), 6, 9, 173, 221-222, 273, 295, 310, 390
space "firsts," 311, 395
Unitary Plan, 150 152, 192 (illus.)
United Airlines, 74
United Kingdom (U.K.), 55-57, 74 75, 92, 381, 440
United States, ix, 311-312, 473
air power position, 1, 5, 6, 79-80, 119-120
national goals, aeronautical and space, 307, 311, 318-320, 395
satellite plans, 273
Urey, Harold, 427
Usher, L/C George L., 25, 27

 

V-2 (rocket), 125, 137
Van Allen radiation belts, 498
Van Dyke, Milton D., 107, 108 (illus.), 109, 121, 154, 200, 205, 223, 246, 247, 277-278, 297-298
Van Dyke, Rudolph, 149, 166 167, 211, 212, 213
Van Etten, John, 132
Vanguard, Project, 274, 308
Variable-stability aircraft, 164-166, 209-211, 257
Venus, 295, 311, 313-314, 331, 369, 376, 460
swingby technique, 459
Versailles Treaty, 6
Vice President, U.S., 307
Victory, John F., xii, 3-4, 4 (illus.), 8, 13-14, 15, 18-19, 21, 29, 43, 130
Videll, Leslie T., 28 (illus.)
Viegas, John R., 371, 372
Viking (missile), 173
Vincenti, Walter G., 28 (illus.), 29, 45, 52, 55, 60, 107, 108 (illus.), 159, 200, 201, 223, 245, 246 247
Virginia Public Service Corp., 7
Vojvodich, Nick S., 285, 375, 463
Vomaske, Richard F., 350, 351-352, 446
Von Braun, Wernher, 308
Von Karman, Theodore, 60, 62, 201, 246
Vostok I (manned spacecraft), 310, 311
VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft, 252, 315, 343, 352-356, 428, 444-447
Vykukal, Hubert C., 457

 

Wac Corporal (rocket), 173
Wagoner, Cleo B., 201
Wakefield, Roy M., 375, 463
Walker, John H., 208, 262
Walker, Joseph, 149
Walker, W., 28 (illus.)
Wallops Island, Va., 147-148
Wanlass, Kent, 215
War Department, 3
Ward, Vernon, 149
Ward, William A., 226
Warner, Don, 426 427, 496
Warner, Edward P., 7, 29
Warner, Robert W., 357, 449
Warner Road, 30
Washington, D.C., 23, 29, 63, 268, 309, 381, 396, 503, 507
Washington, Univ. of, 95
Wasson, Edward L., 194
Watson, Earl C., 252, 288, 347
Watson, Velvin R., 336, 338, 422
Weather Bureau, tJ.S., 3, 74, 163
Webb, James E., 310
Wehrend, William R., Jr., 360
Weiberg, James A., 203, 288, 354
Wempe, Thomas E., 442
Wentz, Daniel S., 11, 179, 320, 321 (illus.)
West, James, 455
West Ford, Project, 466
Westover, M/G Oscar, 6, 7, 42
Wetzel, Benton, 247
Whempner, Robert, 149
Whitcomb, Richard, 188, 199-200, 206
White, James A., 27, 33, 41, 45, 48, 96, 100 (illus.), 213, 278
White, John S., 212, 455, 456 (illus.), 457
White, Maurice D., 259, 351-352, 351 (illus.), 442
White Sands Proving Ground, N. Mex., 467
Whiting, Ellis E., 360, 363
Whittle, Frank, 92
Wibbert, C. A., 109
Wick, Bradford H., 103, 105, 277, 336, 337 (illus.), 371-372 (illus.), 463
Wiener's filter theory, 260 261
Wilbur Wright Lecture, 15
Wiley, Donald, 130, 179
Wilkins, Max E., 214, 262, 362
Willey, M A., 28 (illus.)
Williams, Dell P., III., 449
Williams, Walter, 160
Wilson, Alfred, 224
Wilson, Charles A., 28 (illus.), 407, 490, 496-497, 497 (illus.)
Wilson, President Woodrow, 21
Wimbrow, William R.. 169, 202
Wind tunnel, 7, 45 68, 241-243, 284 286
Unitary Plan, 150
Winget, Charles M., 483
Wingrove, Rodney C., 356, 366, 455, 456 (illus ), 457
Winkler, Ernest L., 262-263, 336, 370-371,375
Winovich, Warren, 285, 336, 337, 375, 376-378
Witteborn, Fred C., 358, 387
Wolcott Road, 30
Wolfe, John H., 321, 322 (illus.), 385, 387, 477, 495
Wong, Thomas J., 204, 205, 296, 365
Wood, Donald H., 28 (illus.), 33, 40 41, 41 (illlls.), 45, 48, 107, 179, 182, 278, 320
Woodrum, Representative Clifton A., 11-12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19
World War 1, 26
World War II, 37, 46, 173, 246, 270, 503
Wrathall, I aft, 279
Wright, 29
Wright, Raymond, 149
Wright Brothers, 1, 268
Wright Brothers l.ecture, 268
Wright Field, Ohio, 38, 102
Wyss, John, 209, 362

 

X-1 (aircraft), 123, 124 (illus.), 166, 209, 260
X-IA (aircraft), 173
X-2 (aircraft), 221
X-3 (aircraft), 156-157
X-14A (VTOL aircraft), 354 355, 355 (illus.), 446
X-15 (aircraft), 174, 221, 263, 267, 288-289, 409, 440, 441 (illus.), 452-453
simulator study, 258-259, 290
X-20. See Dynasoar
XB-28 (bomber), 35, 90
XB-32 (bomber), 35, 90
XBT2D (aircraft), 86
XC-142 (aircraft), 446
XF4D (aircraft), 173, 174 (illus.)
XF7F-1 (aircraft), 105
XF92A (aircraft), 156
XFR-I (aircraft), 92, 105
XP-75 (aircraft), 86 XPM (bomber), 70
XS-1 (see also X-1), 123, 146, 166
XSB2D-1 (aircraft), 50, 51 (illus.), 90, 91,104, 167 (illus.)
XV-1 (convertiplane), 252

 

YC-134A (aircraft), 354
YF-12A (aircraft), 440
Yaggy, Paul F., 208, 253, 411
Yeager, Charles, 123
Yee, Layton, 373, 460
Yerkes Observatory, 67, 68
Yoshikawa, Kenneth K., 288, 372
Young, Donald R., 481
Young, Richard S., 321-322, 322 (illus.), 323, 390, 401, 485, 487, 497, 498

 

Ziff, Howard, 212
Zill, Leonard P., 484 (illus.)
Zuccaro, Joseph J., 483
Zurich, Switzerland, 370, 483


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