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McLean, F. Edward (1924- )

Papers, 1950-1985, 0.6 cu. ft.

Aerospace engineer. Specialized in supersonic aerodynamic design and analysis, and high-speed management. Graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Math-Physics, 1948). Beginning in 1948, McLean held several positions at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), including principal aerodynamic evaluator and consultant in the U.S. Supersonic Transport Program (1963-69); head of the Langley Research Center's Aero-Thermo Section (1968-71); aeronautical manager and head of the NASA Supersonic Technology Office (1974-78). Retired from NASA in 1978. McLean was presented patent awards in 1966 and 1968 for a supersonic airplane design and is the author of Supersonic Cruise Technology (Washington, DC: NASA, 1985). Papers consist of writings by McLean, news clippings, correspondence, patents, technical reports, photographs, and awards and citations.

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