- adj. of, or relating to North America
- n. A person from or living in North America.
- n. Native American Indian The "First People"; the first nation people of America. The first people to arrive in America about 20,000 to 30,000 yrs ago.
“Conceived by the NACA in the early 1950s and built by North American Aviation (later North American Rockwell) under the sponsorship of the air force, the navy, and the NACA, the X-15 was constructed not just to explore the hypersonic flight regime existing above Mach 5 but also to study the possibilities of flying a winged vehicle outside the sensible atmosphere (the region where aerodynamic control surfaces will function).”
“TALI, with an annual budget of just under $2 million, funded principally by North American”
“Among the North American Indians, where Totemism has flourished with the greatest vigour, the totems are absolutely overshadowed by the great deities of the sky, air, and water.”
“Results from the $2.5-million study, NASA felt, could significantly help in the design of the Apollo spacecraft, a much larger contract that North American Aviation, Inc., had been awarded the previous autumn.”
“Returning to the Los Angeles area just before Christmas, the New Nine received Apollo technical briefings from the Space and Information Systems Division of North American Aviation, Inc., at Downey, California, the prime contractor for the Apollo command and service modules.”
“Crossfield flew the X-15 a total of thirteen times before North American turned it over to NASA–air force–navy partnership.”
“Armstrong flew all four of the “Century Series” aircraft: the North American F-100 Super Sabre (lower center), McDonnell F-101 Voodoo (top center), Convair F-102 Voodoo (right), and Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (left).”
“None of the astronauts liked the Block I spacecraft that North American Aviation had built for NASA, the early version of the Apollo command module that was to be test-flown in Earth orbit prior to any lunar mission.”
“A-19 became the “safe for solo” check flight and A-20 the first solo in the North American SNJ, the most famous of all World War II trainers, with retractable landing gear and a radial engine of 600 horsepower.”
“The National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries all fund surveillance research on who has which cancer by age, sex, race, and locale.”
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