The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Richard T. Whitcomb
Aeronautical Engineer, Langley Research Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hampton,Virginia 23365 USA
"For his discoveries and inventions in aerodynamics which have provided and will continue to provide substantial improvements in the speed, range and payload of a major portion of high-performance aircraft produced throughout the country."
Presented by President Nixon at a White House Ceremony on October 10, 1973.