Guide to the AAAE: Archives of American Aerospace Exploration
- William J. Alford, Jr.
- Co-designer of the outboard pivot that made variable-sweep wings possible and former
head of the Advanced Transport Technology Program at NASA-Langley.
- [Aviation Brochures and
- Advertising brochures and pamphlets from aviation companies such as Cessna and Boeing.
- James J. Avitabile
- Air Force officer assigned to NASA's spacecraft simulator complex as an astronaut mission operations instructor (1965-1967).
- John V. Becker
- Retired NASA-Langley transonic flight researcher, pioneer in the development of
hypersonic research aircraft such as the X-15, and author of The High Speed Frontier: Case
Histories of Four NACA Programs, 1920-1950.
- Edward H. Cahill
- Pioneer in aerial mapping and designer of first mapping camera used in an airplane.
- George William Christopher
- Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.During World War II he instructed flying cadets at Love Field (Dallas, Texas) before joining the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) in Santa Monica, California, as an engineering test pilot, and went on active duty as a reserve officer with the Army Air Forces.
- Evert B. Clark
- Former aerospace journalist for the New York Times and Newsweek
- John D. Clark
- Chemist who led the team of scientists that developed the rocket fuel used in the Apollo
program at Pickatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in the 1950s.
- Michael Collins
- Apollo XI astronaut and former director of the National Air and Space Museum.
- Blake W. Corson, Jr.
- Former head of the 16 Foot Transonic Tunnel Branch at NASA-Langley.
- John E. Duberg
- Former assistant director of the Langley Research Center.
- G. Grahame Duce
- President of Duce Aeronautical Research.
- Robert R. Gilruth
- First director of the Manned Spacecraft Center and before that head of NASA's Space Task
- Melvin N. Gough
- Former chief test pilot at NACA Langley and first director of spacecraft testing for NASA.
- Samuel Herrick
- Pioneer theoretician of space travel who instituted the world's first university-level course
on astronautics at UCLA in 1946.
- Paul R. Hill
- Teacher at Polytechnic College of Engineering in Oakland, California, then NACA and NASA engineer until 1970.
- Henry J. Kelley
- Former Christopher C. Kraft Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Tech and
former assistant chief of research for the Grumman Aerospace Corporation.
- Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.
- Flight director for NASA during the Mercury and Gemini programs and director of the
Johnson Space Center from 1972 to 1982.
- F. Edward McLean
- Former head of NASA's Supersonic Technology Office and author of
Supersonic Cruise Technology.
- [NASA Project Tapes]
- Various projects, including news conferences from the Gemini Program, Kennedy [Space Center], John Glenn and other astronauts.
- Thornton L. Page
- Co-developer of the S-201 far ultraviolet camera/ spectograph for space photography.
- Otis J. Parker
- Inventor of the "jet shoes" locomotion device.
- W. Dale Parker
- Management specialist in the Gemini spacecraft production program.
- John T. Parsons
- Founder of the Parsons Corporation and developer of the concept of numerical control for
computer-controlled manufacture of complex aircraft structures.
- William Hewitt Phillips
- Former NACA and NASA Langley Research Center aerospace engineer; chief of Flight Dynamics and Control Division from 1970 to 1979. Author of Journey in Aeronautical Research: a Career at NASA Langley Research Center.
- Edward C. Polhamus
- NASA-Langley Distinguished Research Associate, authority on vortex lift aerodynamics,
and co- developer of the outboard-pivot technology for variable-sweep wings.
- James R. Randolph
- Physicist, science fiction novelist and proponent of space travel in the 1920s and 1930s.
- Hartley A. Soule
- Former chief of research and former assistant director for high-speed aircraft at NASA
- Robert E. Taylor
- Pilot for Pan American Airways and the Reserve Army Air Corps in the early 1940s.
- Earl A. Thornton
- Aerospace engineer, author, specialist in thermal structures, and Virginia Tech graduate (BS and PhD).
- John W. Townsend
- Former director of the Goddard Space Center.
- Marjorie Rhodes Townsend
- Former project manager for small astronomy satellites at the Goddard Space Center.
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