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Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911 Air BaseGetafeZip: 28906Country: SpainWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/About_AIAA/News_Room/GetafeHistoricSitePR.pdfCreator: de la Cierva, Juan

Getafe Airfield was the site of the world’s first successful rotorcraft flight, on January 17, 1923. Lieutenant Alejandro Gómez Spencer piloted a C.4 Autogiro designed and built by Juan de la Cierva, who tested a series of autogiros between 1920 and 1924 at the Getafe site. Cierva’s autogiros introduced important technologies and flight techniques that led to the development of helicopters and other rotary wing aircraft. Getafe Air Base, established in 1911, now houses several training and transport units of the Spanish Air Force, as well as two aerospace manufacturing plants.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Jumbero (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Getafe AirfieldEra_date_from: 1911
Fly Delta
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1941-1947Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)AtlantaState: GACountry: USAWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/About_AIAA/News_Room/DeltaAirLinesHistoricBuildingsPR.pdfCreator: Sims, Walter

Delta Air Lines’ historic buildings consist of two aircraft hangers and several office buildings at the Delta World Headquarters site constructed between 1941 and 1947. On March 1, 1941, Delta Air Lines moved its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, constructing offices space and Hangar 1, the largest aircraft hangar in the Southeast United States at what was then Atlanta Municipal Airport. The airport was later renamed Hartsfield – Jackson International Airport in honor of Atlanta Mayors William B. Hartsfield and Maynard H. Jackson Jr.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Mav (CC BY-SA 3.0)Image Caption: "Fly Delta Air Lines" markerEra_date_from: 1941
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricalSub Category: Components, Circuits, Devices & SystemsEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1969-1971University of CaliforniaBerkeleyState: CACountry: USAWebsite: http://ghn.ieee.org/wiki/index.php?title=Milestones-Nomination_talk%3ABirthplace_of_the_SPICE_Circuit_Simulation_Program%2C_1971&lqt_archive_month=201007
"SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) was created at UC Berkeley as a class project in 1969-1970. It evolved to become the worldwide standard integrated circuit simulator. SPICE has been used to train many students in the intricacies of circuit simulation.
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Image Credit: Courtesy UCLAImage Caption: Birthplace of the SPICE Circuit Simulation ProgramEra_date_from: 1969
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1909Flughafendamm 49BremenZip: 28199Country: GermanyWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/About_AIAA/News_Room/Bremen-site-dedication-PR-29Sep2011.pdfCreator: Bremen Senate, Weimar National Assembly

Bremen Airport was founded in 1909. In 1924, German aviation pioneers Henrich Focke and Georg Wulf founded the Focke-Wulf company on the site. On June 26, 1936, Heinrich Focke’s Fw 61, the world’s first fully operational helicopter, made a successful maiden flight at the airport, piloted by Ewald Rohlfs. Other aircraft developed at the site included the Fw 190 fighter plane, and Fa223 helicopter, both used by the German Luftwaffe in World War Two, as well the VAK 191B, an experimental fighter plane with vertical take-off and landing capabilities, developed in the 1970s.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Dennis Schmalhausen (CC BY-ND 2.0)Image Caption: An airport baggage car at Bremen AirportEra_date_from: 1909
Southern Railway Spencer Shops
Society: ASMEEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 1896The North Carolina Transportation MuseumSpencerState: NCZip: 28159Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/248-southern-railway-spencer-shops, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/6edef2fa-0bf1-4985-8a43-64efc17f9e4a/248-Southern-Railway-Spencer-Shops.aspxCreator: Spencer, Samuel

A majority of the buildings, used originally in steam locomotive repair and maintenance, are still intact, including the backshop (erecting shop), roundhouse, flue shop, paint shop, and parts storage buildings. The 37-stall roundhouse is one of the largest remaining roundhouses in North America still in continuous operation. The site contains other significant buildings including the car repair shed, yard office, oil house, sand house, and wheel balancing shed.

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Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: The Bob Julian Roundhouse, part of Southern Railway Spencer ShopsEra_date_from: 1896
Sholes & Glidden 'Type Writer'
Society: ASMEEra: 1870-1879DateCreated: 1873The Public MuseumMilwaukeeState: WIZip: 53233Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/communications-and-data-processing/sholes-glidden-type-writer, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/e34d57c4-fe61-44b4-b263-028b5210e5c2/249-Sholes-Glidden-Type-Writer.aspxCreator: Sholes, Christopher Latham, Glidden, Carlos

Designed in 1873 by Christopher Latham Sholes, with Carlos Glidden, Samuel Soulé and Mathias Schwalbach, the Sholes & Glidden 'Type Writer' was the first commercially successful device that rapidly printed alphanumeric characters on paper in any order.

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Image Credit: Public Domain (Produced prior to 1/1/1923)Image Caption: Sholes & Glidden 'Type Writer'Era_date_from: 1873
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