Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Langley


Related Topics

In the News (Thu 18 Jul 19)

  
  Langley Aerodrome A
Langley mostly ran tests with flat plates, but he also mounted small model airplanes he called aerostats, and even stuffed birds, on the arm.
Langley's simple approach was merely to scale up the unpiloted Aerodromes of 1896 to human-carrying proportions.
Charles M. Manly, Langley's assistant, extensively reworked the Balzer engine, turning it into a water-cooled radial that generated a remarkable 52.4 horsepower at 950 rpm with a power-to-weight ratio of 1.8 kg (4 lb) per horsepower (including the weight of the radiator and water), an amazing achievement for the time.
www.nasm.si.edu /research/aero/aircraft/langleyA.htm   (1397 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Richard Langley
From his father, Richard Langley, of Rathorpe Hall, Walton, he probably inherited Rathorpe, but for the greater part of his life continued to reside on his estate at Ousethorpe, in the East Riding.
Foster, London, 1875.) During the troublous times of the Elizabethan period Langley gave over his energies and a very considerable part of his fortune to assisting the oppressed clergy; his house was freely offered as an asylum to priests.
Langley was condemned to death, without any evidence being adduced to establish the fact that he had knowingly sheltered seminary priests, and was hanged, drawn, and quartered at
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08789b.htm   (378 words)

  
 NASA - NASA's Langley Research Center
NASA Langley's Landing and Impact Research Facility (aka, the gantry) underwent the first phase of its renovation.
David E. Bowles is the new director of NASA Langley's Exploration and Flight Projects Directorate.
Langley's own NASA EDGE team is on the road to the Kennedy Space Center.
www.nasa.gov /centers/langley/home/index.html   (1610 words)

  
 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Langley (CV 1)
In 1924 Langley participated in more maneuvers and exhibitions, and spent the summer at Norfolk for repairs and alterations, she departed for the west coast late in the year and arrived San Diego 29 November to join the Pacific Battle Fleet.
Langley completed conversion 26 February 1937 and was reclassified AV-3 on 11 April she was assigned to Aircraft Scouting Force and commenced her tending operations out of Seattle, Sitka, Pearl Harbor, and San Diego.
Unable to negotiate the narrow mouth of Tjilatjap Harbor, Langley went dead in the water as in-rushing water flooded her main motors.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv01-langley/cv01-langley.html   (902 words)

  
 Article: ELMO LANGLEY
It was in the midst of this turnaround that Elmo Langley's new career with NASCAR began.
Langley paces the field at 65 mph, considerably less than the 100+ mph laps we turned while checking the track's condition earlier in the morning -- laps which gave Langley a chance to show off some of the talent picked up during a 30-year NASCAR driving career.
A lap and a half later Langley is preparing to turn the racetrack over to the drivers.
mywebpages.comcast.net /loudfast/writeweb/elmo.htm   (1872 words)

  
  Samuel Langley, from failure to posterity.
Samuel Langley however faced the same problems as those of his rivals: mainly the difficulty in obtaining a lightweight engine developing enough power.
Langley had been convinced early in life, that the internal combustion engine would offer more performance in terms of power/weight ratio than the steam engine.
Great care had been taken in the construction, and Langley's airplane was similar in configuration to the preceding models: tandem wings, and engine in center position driving two propellers mounted between the wings.
aerostories.free.fr /precurseurs/langley/page2.html   (802 words)

  
  Samuel P. Langley: Aviation Pioneer
Samuel Pierpont Langley was born in 1834 in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Langley began his education at the Boston Latin School and was reading books on astronomy by the age of nine.
Langley was adept at making and using tools and working with his hands but he was undecided as to what career path to follow.
www.sil.si.edu /ondisplay/langley/intro.htm   (1282 words)

  
 Langley v. State of Maine Dept. of Transportation and MSEA, No. 00-14
Langley was attempting suicide and changed his mind at the -5- _________________________________________________________________ last second, as he claims, or if the firearm was discharged in the course of some other sort of reckless behavior.
Langley testified that prior to the bail violation he felt he "had everything pretty much under control" and was expecting a sentence for the firearm incident which could be served on a weekend.
Langley attempts to tie the manager's statement to the alleged -2- _________________________________________________________________________________________ For the purposes of deciding the State's motion to dismiss, we must consider the complaint in the light most favorable to Langley to determine if it states a claim upon which relief may be granted.
www.state.me.us /mlrb/decisions/ppc/00-14.htm   (11539 words)

  
 ATSDR - PHA - Langley Air Force Base and Nasa Langley Research Center, Hampton, York County, Virginia
Langley AFB and NASA LaRC are situated on the former plantation of George Wythe, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (NASA LaRC, 1996).
Langley AFB occupies 3,152 acres and is bounded by the city of Hampton on the south, NASA LaRC on the west, and the northwest and southwest branches of the Back River to the north, south, and east (Figures 1 and 2).
Langley AFB and NASA LaRC are underlain by approximately 2,000 feet of layered, mostly unconsolidated sedimentary deposits (Foster Wheeler, 1996; Radian, 1996).
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /HAC/PHA/langley/ula_p1.html   (2631 words)

  
 NASA Langley Research Center - Contributing to the Next 100 Years of Flight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Langley is making the national air transportation system safer, more secure and more efficient; contributing to the exploration of our universe; and increasing understanding of our home planet.
Langley has demonstrated that advanced NDE technology can effectively be used to detect voids between the spray-on foam and the external tank surface.
Langley is working with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center to demonstrate – in flight for the first time – promising new engine technologies for advanced space launch vehicles or airplanes that would fly many times the speed of sound.
oea.larc.nasa.gov /PAIS/FS-2004-02-84-LaRC.html   (1375 words)

  
 Langley Fly-in 2006 - Matronics
The Langley, BC fly-in is run by the Langley Aero Club, and is also the annual fly-in for VAF Western Canada Wing.
Langley is just north of the Canada-U.S. border, outside of Vancouver, BC and approximatley 20 nm north of Bellingham, WA.
The fly-in entrance is on 56 Avenue approximately 1/3 mile east of the Langley Bypass.
wiki.matronics.com /wiki/index.php/Langley_Fly-in_2006   (687 words)

  
 FLYING MACHINES - Samuel P. Langley
Langley and his assistants eventually built and tested over 100 of the model "aerodromes" and managed to secure flights of from 6 to 8 seconds and distances of between 80 and 100 feet.
At the end of 1895, Langley was not enthusiastic over the results he had thus far secured, considering the amount of time, effort and money which had been expended.
Langley continued his work as an astromomer, specializing in solar astromomy, and remained a very active and involved Secretary of the Smithsonian, reinforcing his comments that he had ended his research on flying machines.
www.flyingmachines.org /lang.html   (1001 words)

  
 Aerospaceweb.org | Ask Us - Samuel P. Langley
Langley was serving as director of the Allegheny Observatory in Pittsburgh when he attended the American Association of the Advancement of Science in 1886.
Langley then proceeded with the final and most ambitious phase of his experiments as he attempted to build a full-scale manned aerodrome.
Langley was so sure of success that he invited several prestigious guests from Washington and local newspaper writers to witness the event.
www.aerospaceweb.org /question/history/q0004.shtml   (1088 words)

  
 Langley, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Langley, or as it is commonly referred to in literature "Langley by the Sea," is located along near the eastern end of the north shore of the south end of Whidbey Island.
Langley is home to a 1930s era movie theatre, a grocery store of the same vintage, a several restaurants serving anything from American cuisine to Greek and Italian, and even an authentic Mexican restaurant about 5 miles from the downtown core.
Langley is served by Island County Fire District #3 and the home of the South Whidbey School District #206 and all the schools on South Whidbey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Langley,_Washington   (846 words)

  
 NASA Facts: Exploring NASA's Roots - The History of the Langley Research Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Furthermore, Langley was responsible for optimizing the design of the Shuttle's thermal protection system, the unique arrangement of ceramic tiles that protect the reusable vehicle from the intense heat of reentry.
The focus of this program, which Langley led, was to create the technology base for an entirely new family of aerospace vehicles capable of flying at high Mach numbers to the edges of the atmosphere and beyond.
Although NASA Langley has been honored to receive a number of national awards and international distinctions, over the years many have considered one award, the Robert J. Collier Trophy, to be the most prestigious.
oea.larc.nasa.gov /PAIS/LaRC_History.html   (3181 words)

  
 Langley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Langley extrapolation is a technique for measuring the Sun's radiance from ground-based instrumentation.
Langley, British Columbia (district municipality), a district municipality in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia
Langley (provincial electoral district), a provincial electoral district centred on Langley, British Columbia
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Langley   (358 words)

  
 Langley AFB, Virginia
Langley Air Force Base, Va., is among the oldest continuously active air bases in the United States.
Langley units played a vital role in the sinking of enemy submarines off the United States coast during the war.
On June 1, 1992, Langley became the headquarters of the newly formed Air Combat Command, as Tactical Air Command was inactivated as part of the Air Force's restructuring.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/langley.htm   (2180 words)

  
 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Langley (CV 27)
Langley's aircraft had assisted in the destruction of the carriers Zuiho and Zuikaku, the latter being the only remaining carrier of the six that had participated in the Pearl Harbor attack.
During November, Langley was lending her support to the Philippine landings and striking the Manila Bay area, Japanese reinforcement convoys, and Luzon airfields in the Cape Engano area.
Langley next joined in the sweeps against Tokyo and Nansei Shoto in support of the conquest and occupation of Iwo Jima, 10 February to 18 March 1945.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv27-langley/cv27-langley.html   (1002 words)

  
 The Township of Langley - HOME
Welcome to the Township of Langley, a place where the rich heritage of the past is combined with a vibrant vision for the future.
Built on the history of the province’s fur trade, the Township of Langley was incorporated in 1873.
Langley is giving residents a chance to help conserve water - and put money back into their wallets.
www.township.langley.bc.ca   (619 words)

  
 Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Fronting the Fraser River to the north and Washington State to the south, Langley is located in the geographic centre of the Lower mainland, nestled between Surrey to the west and Abbotsford and the lush farmland of the Fraser Valley to the east.
Named after Thomas Langley, a prominent Hudson's Bay Company director, Langley is considered to be the official birthplace of British Columbia.
Today, Langley has almost 40 percent of the total agricultural land in the Fraser Valley, giving agriculture a major role in the economy of the region.
www.britishcolumbia.com /regions/towns/?townID=3370   (1953 words)

  
 Langley Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Langley, located in the southwest section of the city of Pittsburgh, is a comprehensive high school utilizing a traditional approach to education and discipline.
Langley is accredited through 2011 by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools and houses the Teaching Academy magnet program, Horticulture/ Landscaping Academy, Health Academy, and Advance Manufacturing Robotics Academy.
Langley students conduct a fall food drive and twice yearly blood drives.
www.pps.k12.pa.us /LangleyFactSheet.asp   (161 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Langley (CVL-27)
USS Langley, an 11,000-ton Independence class small aircraft carrier built at Camden, New Jersey, was originally ordered as the light cruiser Fargo (CL-85).
Langley continued her war role through the rest of 1944, participating in the Palaus Operation, raids on the Philippines, Formosa and the Ryukyus, and the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Langley was taken out of "mothballs" early in 1951, refurbished and transferred to France under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-l/cvl27.htm   (1042 words)

  
 Tourism BC | Langley
Langley (population: 110,539) is located in the Fraser Valley, about a one-hour drive southeast from Vancouver.
Fort Langley shot to fame in 1858, when it became the supply centre for thousands of miners heading to the Fraser River gold fields.
Langley offers many sites of historic interest as well, including the charming village of Fort Langley and the fort itself, which is now a National Historic Site.
www.hellobc.com /en-CA/RegionsCities/Langley.htm   (182 words)

  
 Langley News
Langley's lawsuit against Island County over a piece of the fairgrounds property may hinge on just one word.
Island County commissioners unanimously voted to fight the city of Langley in court over the city's proposed Fairgrounds Road.
And if next year's spending plan is approved as presented, Langley mayor and city administrator will see substantial pay raises in 2007.
www.topix.net /city/langley-wa   (550 words)

  
 NASA Langley Plane Chosen as Mars Candidate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
NASA selected a Langley Research Center proposal today as one of four candidates for the 2007 "Scout" mission in the agency's Mars Exploration Program.
The Aerial Regional-scale Environmental Survey (ARES) program is centered on a NASA Langley aircraft that may one day soar over the red planet returning unique science knowledge about the Mars atmosphere, surface, interior and early climate.
Led by NASA Langley, ARES is composed of a team of industry, academia, and national laboratories that have been working for the past three years to prepare traditional aircraft technology for scientific application on Mars.
oea.larc.nasa.gov /news_rels/2002/02-090.html   (516 words)

  
 The Children of Fort Langley
The Children of Fort Langley exists to honour the past by sharing genealogical information in hopes of adding flesh and blood to the bones and ligaments of the journals and documents left behind by the prominent men of Fort Langley.
Many of the Fort Langley descendents are included in their family tree database, so the missing piece to your family puzzle could be in the Sto:olo family tree database.
The first reunion of The Children of Fort Langley, held on the 4, 5 and 6 of August 2001, was --according to those who attended-- a whole lot of fun.
www.fortlangley.ca /Default.htm   (3368 words)

  
 Langley, Oklahoma OK, town profile (Mayes County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Langley was $11,542, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Langley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $287.
The average commute time for Langley workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=15884   (450 words)

  
 Welcome to the Langley Advance- Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Langley's history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance.
Langley and Maple Ridge councils asked Victoria to operate a ferry between Fort Langley and Albion, with the councils' responsibility not to exceed $600.
A ban on the purchase and use of fireworks in Langley City was expected to result in a quiet Halloween.
www.langleyadvance.com /issues06/104206/features.html   (588 words)

  
 Langley Air Force Base - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As the host unit at Langley Air Force Base, Va., the 1st Fighter Wing operates and maintains one of the largest fighter bases in Air Combat Command.
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- In 1916, the polio epidemic paralyzed 27,000 people and killed 6,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- Langley's Enlisted dining out is scheduled for Aug. 24 at 6 p.m.
www.langley.af.mil   (445 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Langley (CV-1, later AV-3)
USS Langley, a 11,500-ton aircraft carrier, was converted from the collier USS Jupiter (Collier # 3) beginning in 1920.
Transferred to the Pacific in 1924, Langley was the platform from which Naval Aviators, guided by Captain Joseph M. Reeves, undertook the development of carrier operating techniques and tactics that were essential to victory in World War II.
Though newer, larger and faster aircraft carriers arrived in the fleet in the later 1920s, the old "Covered Wagon" remained an operational carrier until October 1936, when she began conversion to a seaplane tender.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-l/cv1.htm   (644 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.