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1942: Engine Roars to Life in First Test at Future NASA Glenn

3 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) Dr. George W. Lewis, the NACA’s Director of Aeronautical Research, and John F. Victory, NACA Secretary, at the controls to initiate the Engine Propeller Research Building test on May 8, 1942. Others gathered include Airport Manager John Berry, former City Manager William Hopkins, NACA […]

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NASA’s SERT II: ‘A Genuine Space Success Story’

5 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) An illustration of the SERT II spacecraft, which was comprised of the Agena upper stage, the experimental thrusters and associated equipment, and two large solar arrays. Credit: NASA “A genuine space success story,” is how Experiments Manager William Kerslake described NASA’s second Space Electric […]

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Class of 2021

2 Min Read Class of 2021 Glenn Research Center 2021 Hall of Fame honorees and representatives at the induction ceremony in September 2022. Credits: NASA NASA Glenn Research Center Hall of Fame 2021 Induction Class A third class of the NASA Glenn Hall of Fame was selected as part of the observance of the center’s […]

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Class of 2016

2 Min Read Class of 2016 Glenn Research Center 2016 Hall of Fame honorees and representatives at the induction ceremony in September 2016. Credits: NASA NASA Glenn Research Center Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Class NASA Glenn Research Center inducted its second class into its Hall of Fame as part of a year-long celebration of […]

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Class of 2015

2 Min Read Class of 2015 Glenn Research Center 2015 Hall of Fame honorees and representatives at the induction ceremony in September 2015. Credits: NASA NASA Glenn Research Center Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Class The inaugural class of the NASA Glenn Research Center’s Hall of Fame was inducted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of […]

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Bonnie McBride

Citation Sanford Gordon and Bonnie McBride worked side by side to develop one of the most important and widely used computer programs in the aerospace industry, and they continued to improve the program for decades until their deaths. Now known as Chemical Equilibrium with Applications (CEA), the program is still used worldwide. Applications include assigned […]

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Raymond Sharp

Citation Edward Raymond Sharp, known as “Ray,” was the center’s director for its first 20 years. Sharp expedited the wartime construction of the laboratory; empowered the research staff with the freedom and tools to succeed; and inspired fierce commitment and loyalty among the staff. Employees, management, local officials, and visitors were all drawn to Sharp’s […]

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Bobby Sanders

Citation Bobby W. Sanders was a widely recognized national technical authority in high-speed inlet technology. He conducted research on all aspects of military and commercial aircraft engine inlets, including conceptual definition, complete design, and testing for military and commercial applications. He conceived, managed, and guided the technical implementation of the center’s inlet research for subsonic […]