John Stack
Born1906
Lowell, Massachusetts
Died1972
CitizenshipAmerican
EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering career
Disciplineaerospace engineer
InstitutionsLangley Research Center
Practice nameCompressibility Research Division
Employer(s)Republic Aviation
ProjectsX-1
AwardsCollier trophy

John Stack (1906–1972) was an aerospace engineer. He won the Collier trophy, in 1947[1] and 1951.[2]

Life

Stack was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked at Langley Research Center from 1928 to 1962, and Republic Aircraft Corporation, from 1962 to 1971. He died in 1972.[3]

"Let's try the damn thing and see if we can make it work."
"Let's try the damn thing and see if we can make it work."

He worked on transonic flight. He was part of the Bell X-1 team. He worked with the Variable Density Tunnel, on compressible airflow.

Works

References

  1. ^ "Collier 1940-1949 Recipients - NAA: National Aeronautic Association". naa.aero. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  2. ^ "Collier 1950-1959 Recipients - NAA: National Aeronautic Association". naa.aero. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  3. ^ John David Anderson (1998). A History of Aerodynamics: And Its Impact on Flying Machines. Cambridge University Press. pp. 394–. ISBN 978-0-521-66955-9.