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National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

US GOVERNMENT OFFICE

Formed 1915, succeeded by NASA in 1958.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
William F. Durand
Engineer
5-Mar-1859 9-Aug-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Doug Engelbart
Computer Programmer
30-Jan-1925   Pioneer of human-computer interaction
Max Faget
Scientist
26-Aug-1921 9-Oct-2004 Designer of NASA spacecraft
John R. Freeman
Engineer
27-Jul-1855 6-Oct-1932 Charles River Dam
Robert R. Gilruth
Engineer
18-Oct-1913 17-Aug-2000 NASA scientist
Caldwell Johnson
Engineer
1919   Designer, early NASA space program
Chris Kraft
Engineer
28-Feb-1924   Long-time voice of NASA's Mission Control


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