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Hansen, James R.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 6,038 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: TL789.85.A75, 629.450092
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Most widely held works by James R Hansen
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R Hansen ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch 38-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as NASA historian Hansen reveals in this authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield the first in-depth analysis of this elusive, reluctant hero. Hansen recreates Armstrong's flying career, from his combat missions over North Korea to his transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children.--From publisher description
First man the life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R Hansen ( )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch thirty-eight-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Perhaps no words in human history became better known than those few he uttered at that historic moment. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as James R. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over
Spaceflight revolution : NASA Langley Research Center from Sputnik to Apollo by James R Hansen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Truth, lies, and O-rings : inside the space shuttle Challenger disaster by Allan J McDonald ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals, including Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation s collective memory." "In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. As he fought to draw attention to the real reasons behind the disaster, he was the only one targeted for retribution by both NASA and his employer, Morton Thiokol, Inc., makers of the shuttle's solid rocket boosters. In this whistle-blowing yet rigorous and fair-minded book, McDonald, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James R. Hansen, addresses all of the factors that led to the accident, some of which were never included in NASA's Failure Team report submitted to the Presidential Commission." "Truth, Lies, and O-Rings is the first look at the Challenger tragedy and its aftermath from someone who was on the inside, recognized the potential disaster, and tried to prevent it. It also addresses the early warnings of very severe debris issues from the first two post-Challenger flights, which ultimately resulted in the loss of Columbia some fifteen years later."--BOOK JACKET
The wind and beyond : a documentary journey into the history of aerodynamics in America by James R Hansen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 1 relates the story of the invention of the airplane by the Wright brothers and the creation of the original aeronautical research establishment in the United States
Engineer in charge : a history of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R Hansen ( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bird is on the wing : aerodynamics and the progress of the American airplane by James R Hansen ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om udviklingen af aerodynamik og om hvorledes videnskab og teknologisk forskning udviklede sig med henblik på at udvikle og fremstille mere og mere avancerede fly
First man [the life of Neil A. Armstrong] by James R Hansen ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Neil A. Armstrong, who became the first person to walk on the moon, on July 20, 1969. This biography examines the complex legacy of Armstrong, as an astronaut and as an individual, to form a portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler
Forever Young : a life of adventure in air and space by John Young ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John W. Young walked on the Moon. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut." He tells the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab mission. He portrays astronauts as ordinary human beings and NASA as an institution with the same ups and downs as other major bureaucracies. And he frankly discusses the risks of space travel, including what went wrong with the Challenger and Columbia shuttles
Enchanted rendezvous John C. Houbolt and the genesis of the lunar-orbit rendezvous concept by James R Hansen ( )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This publication details the arguments of John C. Houbolt, an engineer at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, in his 1961-1962 campaign to support the lunar-orbit rendezvous (LOR). The LOR was eventually selected during Project Apollo as the method of flying to the Moon, landing on the surface, and returning to Earth. The LOR opted to send the entire lunar spacecraft up in one launch, enter into the lunar orbit, and dispatch a small lander to the lunar surface. It was the simplest of the various methods, both in terms of development and operational costs, but it was risky. There was no room for error or the crew could not get home; and the more difficult maneuvers had to be done when the spacecraft was committed to a circumlunar flight. Houbolt was one of the most vocal people supporting the LOR."--NTIS Web site
From the ground up : the autobiography of an aeronautical engineer by Fred E Weick ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First man : the life of Neil Armstrong by James R Hansen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modification of IDOT integral abutment design limitations and details by Scott M Olson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The use of integral abutment bridges (IABs) is growing rapidly in the U.S., primarily because of lower maintenance costs compared to conventional bridges. However, current length and skew limitations employed by IDOT are not based on rigorous engineering analysis. To potentially expand the use of IABs in Illinois, the project team performed extensive 2-D and 3-D analyses to examine a wide range of IAB parameters in addition to length and skew
First man, [part two] the life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R Hansen ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enchanted Rendezvous by James R Hansen ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fasuto man : Niru amusutorongu no jinsei ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transition to space : a history of "Space plane" concepts at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1952-1957 by James R Hansen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A legal and judicial guide for school administrators, Delta County, Michigan by James R Hansen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Truth, lies, and O-rings : inside the space suttle Challenger disaster by McDonald Allan J ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Fāsuto man : nīru āmusutorongu no jinsei ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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ハンセン, ジェイムズ R
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