Thursday, January 23, 2003

Ohio Moments

Aircraft engine lab in research forefront

On Jan. 23, 1941, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland. It is one of three such centers in the country where technologies involving aeropropulsion and space applications are developed. It was established by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) to assist in researching wartime engine problems. In 1947 it was renamed the Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory to mark its transition to a lab free to explore any propulsion research that promised future benefits. The following year the name was again changed to the Lewis Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory after George W. Lewis, director of aeronautical research for NACA. In 1958 the name was changed to the NASA Lewis Research Center when NACA became NASA. Finally in 1999 the center was renamed the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field to honor Mr. Lewis and Mr. Glenn, an Ohioan and the first American to orbit the earth.

Rebecca Goodman

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Text of Gov. Taft's State of the State speech
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