United States NASA History Division
Most widely held works by United States
Cosmos & culture : cultural evolution in a cosmic context ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
From GPO Bookstore's Website: Authors with diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more, consider culture in the context of the cosmos. How does our knowledge of cosmic evolution affect terrestrial culture? Conversely, how does our knowledge of cultural evolution affect our thinking about possible cultures in the cosmos? Are life, mind, and culture of fundamental significance to the grand story of the cosmos that has generated its own self-understanding through science, rational reasoning, and mathematics? Book includes bibliographical references and an index.
Read you loud and clear!" : the story of NASA's spaceflight tracking and data network by Sunny Tsiao ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
From the Dust Jacket: Regardless of how sophisticated it may be, no spacecraft is of any value unless it can be tracked accurately to determine where it is and how it is performing. At the height of the space race, 6,000 men and women operated NASA's Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network at some two dozen locations across five continents. This network, known as the STDN, began its operation by tracking Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite that was launched into space by the former Soviet Union. Over the next 40 years, the network was destined to play a crucial role on every near-Earth space mission that NASA flew. Whether it was receiving the first television images from space, tracking Apollo astronauts to the Moon and back, or data acquiring for Earth science, the STDN was that intricate network behind the scenes making the missions possible. Some called it the "Invisible Network," a hallmark of which was that no NASA mission has ever been compromised due to a network failure. Read You Loud and Clear! is a historical account of the STDN, starting with its formation in the late 1950s to what it is today in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It traces the roots of the tracking network from its beginnings at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) space-based constellation of today. The story spans the early days of satellite tracking using the Minitrack Network, through the expansion of the Satellite Tracking And Data Acquisition Network (STADAN) and the Manned Space Flight Network (MSFN), and finally, to the Space and Ground Networks of today. Written from a nontechnical perspective, the author has translated a highly technical subject into historical accounts told within the framework of the U.S. space program. These accounts tell how international goodwill and foreign cooperation were crucial to the operation of the network and why the space agency chose to build the STDN the way it did. More than anything else, the story of NASA's STDN is about the "unsung heroes of the space program."
Innovation in flight : research of the NASA Langley Research Center on revolutionary advanced concepts for aeronautics by Joseph R Chambers ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Remembering the space age ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Proceedings of October 2007 conference, sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch in October 1957 and the dawn of the space age.
NASA history news and notes by United States ( Serial )
in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Societal impact of spaceflight ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Mission to Jupiter a history of the Galileo Project by Michael Meltzer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Astronautics and aeronautics a chronology, 1996-2000 by Marieke Lewis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
A chronological compilation of narrative summaries of news reports and government documents highlighting significant events and developments in United States and foreign aeronautics and astronautics. These summaries provide a day-by-day recounting of major activities, such as administrative developments, awards, launches, scientific discoveries, corporate and government research results, and other events in countries with aeronautics and astronautics programs. Researchers used the archives and files housed in the NASA History Division, as well as reports and databases on the NASA Web site.
Research in NASA history a guide to the NASA history program by Steven J Dick ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
"As the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008, historians as well as scientists and engineers could look back on a record of accomplishment. Much has been written about the evolution of NASA's multifaceted programs and the people who carried them out. Yet much remains to be done, and we hope this publication will facilitate research in this important field."--P. .
Shared voyage learning and unlearning from remarkable projects by Alexander Laufer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Revolutionary atmosphere the story of the Altitude Wind Tunnel and Space Power Chambers by Robert S Arrighi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Unconventional, contrary, and ugly : the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Astronautics and aeronautics ( Serial )
in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Risk and exploration : earth, sea and the stars : NASA administrator's symposium, September 26-29, 2004, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California by Risk and Exploration Symposium ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
NASA History Division by United States ( )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Provides links to: NASA history in brief, major subjects (current events, publications and other resources), topical index, keyword search, and links to other astronautic resources, such as News and Notes newsletter, and the Division's annual reports.
News & notes by United States ( Serial )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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