Eastman Jacobs

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Birthday
19, 1902
Birthplace
Colorado
Death Date
Jun 21, 1987 (84)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1902
Birthplace
Colorado
Death Date
Jun 21, 1987 (84)

About

Scientist who focused on aerodynamics such as wind tunnels, turbulence and boundary layers while working for NACA's Langley Research Center from the 1920s to the 1940s. He also designed a motorjet aircraft referred to "Jake's Jeep".

Before Fame

He studied mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley.

Trivia

He received the Wright Brothers Medal, which honors individuals who have made notable contributions in the engineering design, development, or operation of air and space vehicles, in 1933.

Family Life

He married Ivy Allison Willson in 1922 and they had three children.

Associated With

He was influenced by Wilbur Wright.