U S Centennial of Flight Commission F Y 2000 Report to Congress

Selection of Commission Logo

The Centennial of Flight Commemoration Act, as amended, enables the NASA Administrator to, after consultation with the Commission, devise a logo, emblem, seal, or descriptive or designating mark for use in connection with the commemoration of the centennial of powered flight. Multiple candidate designs were developed in late FY 1999 and early FY 2000 under a contract executed by the FAA on the Commission's behalf. The Commission made its recommendations for a preferred design to the NASA Administrator at the Commission's March 2000, meeting.

As seen on the cover of this Annual Report, the main body of the logo consists of an image of the 1903 Wright Flyer. The image was created directly from the aircraft itself as it hangs in the National Air and Space Museum's Milestones of Flight Gallery. Although immediately recognizable as the Wright Flyer, the image does not duplicate Wright Flyer icons already in use by other entities such as Wright State University and the National Park Service. The remaining graphic components of the logo are the "Century Arc" representing 100 years of aerospace progress originating with the Wrights, and the triangular "Vector to the Future" denoting a sense of momentum and future direction.

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