On This Day In Space: June 26, 1954: NACA research station moves to new base (Image Credit: Space.com)
On June 26, 1954, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics – basically pre-1958 NASA– moved their headquarters to a brand new facility at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
More than 200 employees moved to what they called the High-Speed Flight Station. Before the big move, they were cramped inside a small hangar in Edwards’ South Base.
But the new location provided a fully functional research facility where a lot of early rocket tests went down. And it housed the X-1 program that created the first supersonic jets.
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