NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has completed 75 years of innovation and the center has been going from strength to strength.

To commemorate this milestone, the center’s innovation and discoveries, NASA will release special anniversary materials throughout the year, according to a report by the US Space agency.

Among these materials will be playing cards, planners, and limited prints of the Flights of Discovery coffee table style book produced, as well as an interactive online version.

A special edition of NASA Armstrong’s X-Press E-Pub will also highlight the center’s work with interactive features. Stickers, patches and pins with the 75th anniversary logo will be available at events the center supports. 

The 75th anniversary webpage will also include images of NASA Armstrong that were part of an exhibit previously on display at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California, said the report. The pictures will remind the world of how the center works to advance science and technology through flight.

A 75th Anniversary video series will aslo be released focusing on a variety of subjects which will be published monthly on social media. In addition, Wallpaper Wednesdays will be posted twice a month, said NASA, to give people an opportunity to download different images that can be used as wallpaper on their devices.

Inception of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

In 1946, a 13 member team of the National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics (NACA) were sent to Muroc Army Airfield in the California Mojave Desert. They were determined to achieve supersonic flight. In less than two years, the NACA helped achieve the first supersonic flight with the X-1 aircraft.

Today, 75 years later, NACA outpost is NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, and it is preparing to take the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft into the same skies.

Aside from work in aeronautics research, contributing to aeronautical technologies and aviation safety, the center further conducts work in space transportation and has a key role in many Earth and space science missions, revealed NASA.

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