NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) became NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). On that day William H. Dana reported to work as an engineer at the High-Speed Flight Station as the first NASA employee at the Center. He transferred to the pilot's office less than a year later and would go on to fly lifting bodies and the X-15, to name a few of the projects for which he was a pilot.
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