Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: First Meeting of the NACA 1915

Title: 
First Meeting of the NACA 1915
Full Description: 
The first meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA.) in the Office of The Secretary Of War April 23, 1915. Brig. Gen. George P. Scriven was elected as the temporary Chairman of the NACA and Dr. Charles D. Walcott (not pictured), Secretary of the Smithsonian, was elected Chairman of the NACA Executive Committee. After the Wright Brothers historic first flight in 1903, the United States began to fall behind in aeronautical research. With the beginning of World War I the nation realized it needed a center for aeronautical research as a means of catching up technologically with Europe. On March 3, 1915 the legislation creating the NACA passed and the NACA was born. For 43 years the NACA worked to advance aviation research until it was eventually absorbed into the new space agency, NASA, in 1958. Seated from Left to Right: Dr. William Durand, Stanford University, California. Dr. S.W. Stratton, Director, Bureau of Standards. Brig.Gen. George P. Scriven, Chief Signal Officer, War Dept. Dr. C.F. Marvin, Chief, United States Weather Bureau Dr. Michael I Pupin, Columbia University, New York. Standing: Holden C. Richardson, Naval Instructor. Dr. John F. Hayford, Northwestern University, Illinois. Capt. Mark L. Bristol, Director of Naval Aeronautics. Lt. Col. Samuel Reber, Signal Corps. Charge, Aviation Section Also present at the First Meeting: Dr. Joseph S. Ames, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Hon. B. R. Newton, Asst. Secretary of Treasury.
Date: 
04/23/1915
NASA Center: 
Ames Research Center
Subject Category: 
NACA-ARC
Subject Category: 
NASA Management
Keywords: 
Advisory
Keywords: 
Aeronautics
Keywords: 
Ames
Keywords: 
Committee
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Durand
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Joseph
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NACA
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National
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William
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for
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Columbia
facet_what: 
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)
facet_where: 
Ames Research Center (ARC)
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California
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Illinois
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New York
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United States of America
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04-23-1915
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1903
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1958
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April 23, 1915
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March 3, 1915
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1903
facet_when_year: 
1915
facet_when_year: 
1958
Image #: 
A-6786
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001571.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001571
Center: 
AMES
Center Number: 
A-6786
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001571
Creator-Photographer: 
NACA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL