Aviation Pioneer
Aviation Pioneer

In this 1948 photograph, test pilot Lawrence Clousing climbs into his Lockheed P-80 aircraft for a test flight at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, Calif. Clousing was a test pilot for NASA's precursor the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics or NACA.

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