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Variable Density Tunnel

Hampton (Independent City), Virginia
County of Hampton (City).
National Register Number: 85002795
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Education - research facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: VA-3 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 3, 1985):
The first wind tunnel in the world to use the principle of variable density air pressure to test scale model aircraft, this was the first research facility to establish the technical competence of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, parent agency of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Condition:
The tunnel has been carefully rehabilitated and placed on display.

There has been no change since the last reporting period.


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