NASA press release on 90 years of aeronautical excellence.
Documents from Model Research: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1915ö1958 by Alex Roland (NASA SP-4103, 1985) Washington, DC.
Naval Appropriations Bill rider P.L. 63-271, 1915. The charter of the NACA.
National Aviation Policy, 1920.
NACA accomplishments, c.1928.
ãWhy the NACA?ä and NACA responses, 1930–31.
Westover Committee Report, 1938.
National Aeronautical Research Policy, 1946.
Appraisal of German Research in Comparison with NACA, 1946.
NACA proposal for expanding into space flight research,
Documents from The Wind and Beyond: Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1, The Ascent of the Airplane by James R. Hansen, ed. (NASA SP-2003-4409, 2003):
On a new type of wind tunnel (variable density), 1921, p.511–521.
The NACA full-scale wind tunnel, 1933, p.591–601.
Documents from Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume 1: Organizing for Exploration by John Logsdon, Linda Lear, Janelle Warren-Findlay, Ray Williamson, and Dwayne Day :
Special Committee on Space Technology, Recommendations to
NASA on a National Civilian Space Program, 1958.
The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.
Mack, Pamela E., ed. From
Engineering Science to Big Science: The NACA and NASA Collier Trophy Research
Project Winners. (NASA SP-4219, 1998) This book is also available online.
Roland, Alex. Model Research:
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1915–1958. (NASA
SP-4103, 1985) This book is also available online.
Hunley, J. D., ed. Toward Mach
2: The Douglas D-558 Program. (NASA SP-4222, 1999) This book is available online.
Hartman, Edwin, P. Adventures
in Research: A History of Ames Research Center, 1940–1965. (NASA
SP-4302, 1970) Click here to view book online.
Muenger, Elizabeth A. Searching the Horizon: A History
of Ames Research Center, 1940–1976. (NASA SP-4304, 1985) Click here
to view book online.
Hansen, James R. Engineer in Charge: A History of the
Langley Aeronautical Laboratory,1917–1958 (NASA SP-4305, 1987)
Click here to view book online.
Dawson, Virginia P. Engines and Innovation: Lewis
Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology. (NASA SP-4306, 1991) Click
here to view book online.
Bugos, Glenn E. Atmosphere of Freedom: Sixty Years at
the NASA Ames Research Center. (NASA SP-2000-4314, 2000) Click here to view book online.
Gorn, Michael H. Hugh L. Dryden's Career
in Aviation and Space. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 5, 1996.
Peebles, Curtis, editor. The Spoken Word: Recollections
of Dryden History, The Early Years. Monograph in Aerospace History, No.
30, 2003 (SP-2003-4530). Click here to view the monograph.
Jenkins, Dennis R., Tony Landis, and Jay Miller. American
X-Vehicles: An Inventory- X-1 to X-50. Monograph in Aerospace History,
No. 31, 2003 (SP-2003-4531). Click here to view monograph.
The High Speed Frontier: Case
Histories of Four NACA Programs, 1920-1950. (NASA
Quest for Performance: The Evolution
of Modern Aircraft. (NASA
SP-468,1985) Out of print.
Flight Research at Ames, 1940–1997 (SP-3300, 1998)
Wind Tunnels of NASA. (NASA
SP-440, 1981) Out of print.
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Content Author: Elizabeth Suckow