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Heppenheimer, T. A. 1947-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 9,640 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TL789.8.U5, 387.809
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Most widely held works about T. A Heppenheimer
 
Most widely held works by T. A Heppenheimer
Countdown : a history of space flight by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comprehensive account of the efforts to explore outer space and reveals the events which shaped both the U.S. and Soviet space programs
The man-made sun : the quest for fusion power by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming quake : science and trembling on the California earthquake frontier by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonies in space by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First flight : the Wright brothers and the invention of the airplane by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expert on aviation history challenges the idea that the Wright brothers were mere mechanics, upholding their place in history as great inventors and engineers who played an essential role in the evolution of modern aviation
Toward distant suns by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

7 editions published between 979 and 1980 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The space shuttle decision : NASA's search for a reusable space vehicle by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 463 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
A brief history of flight : from balloons to Mach 3 and beyond by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reenacts the events that led to our greatest developments in commercial and military aviation from the Montgolfier brothers early balloons to the jet age
History of the space shuttle by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real future by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight : a history of aviation in photographs by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary visual history. Fortunately the Wright brothers' first flight was captured forever by photography. A spectacular visual record accompanies every step of aviation's astonishing advances, and memorable images record travel events, such as the Hindenburg disaster. Flight is a comprehensive history of air travel as told through four hundred dramatic photographs. The book covers aviation history from the first attempts at flight to the latest aircraft. Flight includes the early pioneers of gliders and even a steampowered model plane that predated the Wrights' success at piloting a sustained powered flight. The book covers the major eras of aviation: Major aircraft of World War I- Barnstorming and adventure in the 1920s and 30s - Pre-World War II American aircraft and European dirigibles- Beginnings of passenger travel - Jet power and stealth during World War II and the Cold War- Modern military and passenger aircraft. A short essay introduces each section and detailed captions explain the significance and context of each photograph. Flight also includes blueprints for a glimpse into the engineering marvels of seven aircraft ranging from a Spitfire fighter to the supersonic Concorde airliner. Flight will appeal to aviation enthusiasts of all ages
History of the space shuttle by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 traces the development of the shuttle through a decade of engineering setbacks and breakthroughts, program-management challenges, and political strategizing, culminating in the first launch in April 1981. The focus is on engineering challenges-propulsion, thermal protection, electronics, onboard systems-and the author covers in depth the alternative vehicles developed by the U.S. Air Force and European countries. The first launch entailed a monumental amount of planning and preparation that Heppenheimer explains in detail
The technology of Kitty Hawk( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace the steps of the Wright Brothers' historic quest to free man from the bounds of gravity
Flight : one hundred years of aviation in photographs by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigt illustreret beskrivelse af såvel den civile som militære flyvnings historie herunder luftfartøjstypernes udvikling
Facing the heat barrier : a history of hypersonics by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of hypersonics, that's to say the study of the flight at speeds where aerodynamic heating dominates the physic of the problem
Flight : 100 years of aviation in photographs by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-submarine warfare : the threat, the strategy, the solution by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight : a photographic history of aviation by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a hundred years ago, on a windswept beach, Wilbur and Orville Wright took to the air - and, all too quickly, came down. Very soon, aircraft transformed warfare; they offered safe, speedy travel to distant places; the most advanced versions even touched the edge of space. This story of aviation provides tales of dreamers and visionaries
Flight : 100 years of aviation by T. A Heppenheimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a hundred years ago, on a windswept beach, Wilbur and Orville Wright took to the air - and, all too quickly, came down. Very soon, aircraft transformed warfare; they offered safe, speedy travel to distant places; the most advanced versions even touched the edge of space. This story of aviation provides tales of dreamers and visionaries
 
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Countdown : a history of space flight
Alternative Names
Heppenheimer, T. A.

Heppenheimer, T.A. 1947-

Heppenheimer, Thomas Adolph 1947-

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T. A. Heppenheimer American astronomer

T. A. Heppenheimer Amerikaans astronoom

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English (111)

Chinese (1)

Hebrew (1)

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First flight : the Wright brothers and the invention of the airplaneA brief history of flight : from balloons to Mach 3 and beyondHistory of the space shuttleFlight : a history of aviation in photographsHistory of the space shuttleFlight : one hundred years of aviation in photographsFacing the heat barrier : a history of hypersonicsFlight : 100 years of aviation in photographs