Kármán Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Kármán Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
in Salvesen Cove (q.v.), Hughes Bay, Danco Coast, in association with the names of pioneers of aviation, was named after Dr Theodore von Kármán (1881-1963), Hungarian-born American engineer, who in World War I, at the Military Aircraft Factory, Fischamend, Austria, led the development of the first helicopter that, tethered to the ground, was able to maintain hovering flight; Director, Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, 1930-49, and leader of the team that developed JATO (Jet Assisted Take-off) rockets for aircraft, 1939-44; Chairman, Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development, NATO, 1952-63 (APC, 1980, p.4). Isla Julieta, so called by AAE after Julieta, one of the ships of Almte G. Brown's Argentine fleet in 1814 (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter J). (BA chart 3566, 14.x.1988)
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