WorldCat Identities

United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration History Office

Overview
Works: 155 works in 251 publications in 1 language and 20,929 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: TL789.8.U6, 629.4540973
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about United States
 
Most widely held works by United States
America in space : NASA's first fifty years( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual history of NASA's many achievements in manned and unmanned space travel, written by a team of experienced NASA staffers and illustrated with more than 400 images, many of which are previously unpublished photographs from NASA archives. The story of America's Space Age begins in the 1950s with intrepid test pilots venturing ever faster and higher, and opens out into the now-legendary Mercury and Apollo missions of the 1960s that made astronauts into national heroes. The Space Shuttle era shows us what everyday space travel might look like, while grand vistas of the universe expand our sense of wonder. The large format of the book captures both the human drama and the vast scale of NASA's projects.--From publisher description
"Before this decade is out--" : personal reflections on the Apollo Program( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These oral histories by major participants in the Apollo program relive the events that culminated in the 1969 moon landing. Recollections of 14 participants include comments by NASA administrators James Webb and Thomas O. Paine; Wernher von Braun, architect of the Saturn V rocket; and astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Charles Duke. 69 black-and-white illustrations
Airborne trailblazer by Lane E Wallace( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the story of a very unique airplane and the contributions it has made to the air transportation industry. NASA's Boeing 737-100 Transport Systems Research Vehicle was the prototype 737, acquired by the Langley Research Center in 1974 to conduct research into advanced transport aircraft technologies. In the twenty years that followed, the airplane participated in more than twenty different research projects, evolving from a research tool for a specific NASA program into a national airborne research facility. It played a critical role in developing and gaining acceptance for numerous significant transport technologies, including "glass cockpits," airborne windshear detection systems, data link for air traffic control communications, the microwave landing system, and the satellite-based global positioning system (GPS). Since the airplane played a role in such a wide variety of research programs, its story also provides an enlightening study of the many factors that influence the selection, development, and application of new technologies
From engineering science to big science : the NACA and NASA Collier Trophy research project winners by Pamela Etter Mack( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consists of essays on individual aerospace R & D projects throughout the history of both the NACA and NASA. These R & D projects are unified by the fact that each received the coveted Robert J. Collier Trophy for their numerous advances in the performance, efficiency, or safety of flying vehicles."--Back cover
Together in orbit : the origins of international participation in the space station by John M Logsdon( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the XV-15 tilt rotor research aircraft : from concept to flight by Martin D Maisel( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the ionosphere : fifty years of satellite communication by Andrew J Butrica( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years after the founding of NASA, from 28 to 29 October 2008, the NASA History Division convened a conference whose purpose was a scholarly analysis of NASA's first 50 years. Over two days at NASA Headquarters, historians and policy analysts discussed NASA's role in aeronautics, human spaceflight, exploration, space science, life science, and Earth science, as well as crosscutting themes ranging from space access to international relations in space and NASA's interaction with the public. The speakers were asked to keep in mind the following questions: What are the lessons learned from the first 50 years? What is NASA's role in American culture and in the history of exploration and discovery? What if there had never been a NASA? Based on the past, does NASA have a future? The results of those papers, elaborated and fully referenced, are found in this 50th anniversary volume."--Introduction
The space shuttle decision : NASA's search for a reusable space vehicle by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before the NASA was the throes of planning for the Apollo voyages to the Moon, many people had seen the need for a vehicle that could access space routinely. The idea of a reusable space shuttle dates at least to the theoretical rocketplane studies of the 1930s, but by the 1950s it had become an integral part of a master plan for space exploration. The goal of efficient access to space in a heavy-lift booster prompted NASA's commitment to the space shuttle as the vehicle to continue human space flight. By the mid-1960s, NASA engineers concluded that the necessary technology was within reach to enable the creation of a reusable winged space vehicle that could haul scientific and applications satellites of all types into orbit for all users. President Richard M. Nixon approved the effort to build the shuttle in 1972 and the first orbital flight took place in 1981. Although the development program was risky, a talented group of scientists and engineers worked to create this unique space vehicle and their efforts were largely successful. Since 1981, the various orbiters -Atlantis, Columbia, Discovery, Endeavour, and Challenger (lost in 1986 during the only Space Shuttle accident)- have made early 100 flights into space. Through 1998, the space shuttle has carried more than 800 major scientific and technological payloads into orbit and its astronaut crews have conducted more than 50 extravehicular activities, including repairing satellites and the initial building of the International Space Station. The shuttle remains the only vehicle in the world with the dual ability to deliver and return large payloads to and from orbit, and is also the world's most reliable launch system. The design, now almost three decades old, is still state-of-the-art in many areas, including computerized flight control, airframe design, electrical power systems, thermal protection system, and main engines. This significant new study of the decision to build the space shuttle explains the shuttle's origin and early development. In addition to internal NASA discussions, this work details the debates in the late 1960s and early 1970s among policymakers in Congress, the Air Force, and the Office of Management and Budget over the roles and technical designs of the shuttle. Examining the interplay of these organizations with sometimes conflicting goals, the author not only explains how the world's premier space launch vehicle came into being, but also how politics can interact with science, technology, national security, and economics in national government
Way station to space : a history of the John C. Stennis Space Center by Mack R Herring( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams, hopes, realities : NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center : the first forty years by Lane E Wallace( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronautics and aeronautics( )

in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing the dream of flight : biographical essays in honor of the centennial of flight, 1903-2003 by Virginia P Dawson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stages to Saturn : a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehicles by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle that took Americans to the moon in the 1960s"--Back cover
Toward Mach 2 : the Douglas D-558 program( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taming liquid hydrogen : the Centaur upper stage rocket, 1958-2002 by Virginia P Dawson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book focuses on technical and political hurdles that Centaur faced over the three decades that it was managed by NASA Lewis Research Center
Atmosphere of freedom : sixty years at the NASA Ames Research Center by Glenn E Bugos( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From runway to orbit : reflections of a NASA engineer by Kenneth W Iliff( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this conversational and lively memoir, Kenneth Illif tells the personal story (which is also a national story) of finding a way to realize the dream of flying in the next dimension, direct from runaway to orbit
Legislative origins of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 : proceedings of an oral history workshop : conducted April 3, 1992 : moderated by John M. Logsdon( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new ocean : a history of Project Mercury by Loyd S Swenson( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the full text of "This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury," by Loyd S. Swenson, Jr., James M. Grimwood, and Charles C. Alexander and published by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Discusses the history of Project Mercury, the first American manned spaceflight program
William H. Pickering : America's deep space pioneer by Douglas J Mudgway( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From humble beginnings in a remote country town in New Zealand, William Pickering became an icon for America's response to the Sputnik challenge, alongside Wernher von Braun and James Van Allen
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.10 for History of ... to 0.87 for History at ...)

America in space : NASA's first fifty years
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. NASA History Division

controlled identityUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA Historical Office

History Division United States, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

History Office United States, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA History Division

NASA History Office

United States History Division

United States History Office

United States NASA History Division (1998-2004)

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. History Division

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Office of External Relations. History Office

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Office of Policy and Plans. History Office

Languages
English (60)

Covers
"Before this decade is out--" : personal reflections on the Apollo ProgramFrom engineering science to big science : the NACA and NASA Collier Trophy research project winnersStages to Saturn : a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehiclesFrom runway to orbit : reflections of a NASA engineerWilliam H. Pickering : America's deep space pioneer