Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel

Also known as: Unitary Plan Facility
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

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Description 

Constructed in the early 1950s, this is a significant example of the research facilities created by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), parent agency of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It was used extensively in designing new generations of commercial as well as military aircraft, and in testing NASA space vehicles, including the Space Shuttle. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 3, 1985

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 3, 1985
Reference number
85002799
Areas of significance
Other; Military; Engineering; Science
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Air-related; Research facility
Current functions
Air-related; Research facility
Period of significance
1950-1974
Significant year
1955

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