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kr4mula
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According to his NASA obituary:
Aviation pioneer Richard T. Whitcomb has died in Newport News at the age of 89. The NASA Langley Research Center engineer has been called the most significant aerodynamic contributor of the second half of the 20th century.
He is, of course, the namesake for the Whitcomb area rule for supersonic aircraft.

Godspeed, Dick.

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He also invented winglets for aircraft and was the primary contributor to the supercritical wing design.

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His New York Times obituary.

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