Variable Density Tunnel

Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia

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Description 

The first wind tunnel in the world to use the principle of variable density air pressure to test scale model aircraft, this was the first research facility to establish the technical competence of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, parent agency of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. -- 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
85002795
Areas of significance
Other; Engineering; Science
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Air-related; Research facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1921; 1940