September 3, 1996
Mr. Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator
NASA - National Aeronautics and
300 'E' Street, S.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20546
Dear Mr. Goldin,
I attach herewith a copy of a letter, dated August
27, 1996, which I just received from your General Counsel, Mr. Edward
A. Frankle. As requested by him, I enclose a copy of my letter to you,
dated July 9, 1996, and the enclosures of Lockheed
correspondence from 1961 onwards.
I appealed to you to correct the grave injustice that has been
dealt America's greatest aeronautical genius and our company founder, Mr.
Vincent Justus Burnelli' by NASA and the industry over the past 55 years.
I have supplied you with ample evidence, confirming that McDonnell Douglas
and Lockheed Martin have misappropriated Mr. Burnelli's 1940's technology
in aircraft, such as the F-15, the F-22,
the MD megajet and the X-33
with NASA funding.
While we have no wish to impede the development of superior products,
based on Burnelli technology, we feel it obligatory that appropriate credit
be given Mr. Burnelli and his company.
The Burnelli Company has not threatened NASA, McDonnell Douglas
or Lockheed Martin with any legal action, so I find it strange that, after
writing to you as NASA's accountable authority on a simple matter of principle
and ethics, you defer my correspondence to lawyers for response.
I thank you in advance for personally responding to my letter of
July 9, 1996, without further delay.