NACA RESEARCH MEMORANDA.
Lot 3
NACA RESEARCH MEMORANDA.
Sold for US$ 732 inc. premium
Auction Details
The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
Lot Details
NACA RESEARCH MEMORANDA.
A set of three National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Research Memoranda, authored or co-authored by Maxime Faget:
1. "Flight Tests of a Two-Dimensional Wedge Diffuser at Transonic and Supersonic Speeds." August 11, 1948. 21 pp. Illustrations and diagrams. Cover stamped: "Author's Personal Copy" and "Classification Changed to Unclassified: Date 8-18-54." One of Faget's earliest works.
2. [With:] R.S. Watson and W.A. Bartlett. "Free-Jet Test of a 6.5-inch-diameter Ram-Jet Engine at Mach Numbers of 1.81 and 2.00." March 7, 1951. 38 pp. Graphs and illustrations. Cover stamped: "Author's Personal Copy" and "Classification Changed to Unclassified... May 25, 1956."
3. [With:] B. Garland and J. Buglia. "Preliminary Studies of Manned Satellites, Wingless Configuration: Nonlifting." March 18, 1958. Marked "Review Copy" with the confidential status changed by hand to "Declassified" and initialed by Maxime Faget. This paper introduces the flight concept that was ultimately used for Project Mercury.
All 10½ by 8 inches, card stock covers, stapled.
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