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Soule, Hartley A. (Hartley Aiken), 1904-1988



  • Existence: 1904 - 1988

Biographical Note

Hartley A. Soule (1904-1988) was an aeronautical engineer and NASA administrator. He received his B.S. degree from New York University in 1927 and joined the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) the same year. His list of positions at Langley included head of the Spin Tunnel Section, Chief of the Stability Research Division, and Assistant Director. Soule assisted in establishing the NASA High Speed Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and the Mercury Ground Tracking and Data Acquisition System, and led development on the X-1 and X-15 experimental jet programs. He retired from NASA in 1962.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Melvin N. Gough Papers

Identifier: Ms-1987-057

The Melvin N. Gough Papers span from 1919 to 1971 and include a wide variety of materials reflecting Gough's career as a test pilot, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) administrator, and flight safety investigator. Types of materials include NACA and Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) reports and documents, articles, correspondence, notes and speeches, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

Dates: 1919 - 1971

Melvin N. Gough Papers, 1919-1971 (Ms1987-057)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1987-057

Hartley A. Soule Papers

Identifier: Ms-1987-004

The collection includes research files, personal notes, film scripts, and publications collected by Soule, an aerospace engineer, on the fields of aviation, aeronautics, and aerospace, particularly on the NACA and NASA programs, including the X-1 and X-15 jets, and the Mercury and Gemini space programs.

Dates: 1950 - 1967

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Collection 2
Digital Record 1
Air pilots 2
Aircraft accidents 2
Test pilots 2
United States -- National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics -- Officials and employees 1
United States -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees 1