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National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), established by US Congress (3 March 1915) to promote aeronautical research. This committee meeting (15 November 1929) is at the Navy Department, Washington DC, USA. Left to right: aerospace engineer George W. Lewis; astrophysicist Charles G. Abbot; airplane inventor Orville Wright; naval aviator, admiral John H. Towers; Joseph S. Ames (chairman); army aviator, general Benjamin D. Foulois; Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics William P. MacCracken; meteorologist Charles F. Marvin; and naval engineer David W. Taylor (vice chairman). Standing: John F. Victory (secretary).
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