Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace

Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace (HMMLN)

Location: Hampton, VA 23669
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.466', W 76° 20.62'

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The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), created in 1915 to revitalize American aviation, was a pivotal force behind opening Langley Field in 1917 nearby to the north. It was named for the late Smithsonian Secretary Samuel P. Langley. The NACA's first research facility, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, opened in 1918. Over the years, it solved complex problems of atmospheric flight, yielding ongoing advances in aircraft design. After World War II, the laboratory also laid the foundation for space flight. When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) emerged in 1958, Langley trained America's first astronauts.
Marker NumberWY 97
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 380481 N 4098426
Decimal Degrees37.02443333, -76.34366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.466', W 76° 20.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 27.96" N, 76° 20' 37.20" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45-57 S King St, Hampton VA 23669, US
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