Langley Medal for Aerodromics

ID: 96-1371

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1909

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: May 1988

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Front and back perspectives of the Samuel P. Langley Medal for Aerodromics, the third oldest medal to be awarded by the Smithsonian Institution. The Langley Medal is in honor of the Smithsonian's third Secretary, Samuel P. Langley (1887-1906) and is given to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the science of aeronautics and astronautics. The medal was authorized by the Board of Regents in 1908 and first presented to the Wright Brothers in 1909.


Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics


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Featured in the Torch, May 1988

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: May 1988

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Awards
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  • Aeronautics
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  • Aeronautics--Awards


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Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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