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United States NASA History Division

Works: 21 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 4,099 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Case studies  Abstracts 
Classifications: TL521.3.A8, 523.109
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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 594 WorldCat member 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 557 WorldCat member 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."
NASA history news and notes by United States( )
in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The goal of this publication is to provide an overview of the topic of revolutionary research in aeronautics at Langley, including many examples of research efforts that offer significant potential benefits, but have not yet been applied. The discussion also includes an overview of how innovation and creativity is stimulated within the Center, and a perspective on the future of innovation. The documentation of this topic, especially the scope and experiences of the example research activities covered, is intended to provide background information for future researchers. By nature, the technical interests of the aircraft industry--and by necessity those of NASA--are highly cyclical and often shaped by external factors. For instance, laminar flow control and powered lift tend to reemerge in priority every two decades or so. Being able to go back and review what has been done in the past is quite valuable. Hopefully, reviewing the extent of specific past projects will identify appropriate points of departure to advance these concepts to future applications. With this background, repetitive or unproductive research options might be filtered at an early stage in order to avoid so-called "reinvention of the wheel." In addition, discussions of specific technical challenges that blocked the application of the example concepts will prove to be valuable in the future, if breakthroughs in enabling technologies result in removal of the past barriers. Examples of such occurrences include advances in composite fabrication technology permitting the previously unacceptable application of forward-swept wing configurations, and the introduction of turbofan engines (with relatively cool exhaust flow) permitting the use of externally-blown flaps for high-lift configurations."--p. 2
Research in NASA history a guide to the NASA history program by Steven J Dick( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member 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. [1]
Remembering the giants Apollo rocket propulsion development by Steven C Fisher( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remembering the space age ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member 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
Astronautics and aeronautics a chronology, 1996-2000 by Marieke Lewis( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member 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
Unconventional, contrary, and ugly : the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle by Gene J Matranga( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shared voyage learning and unlearning from remarkable projects by Alexander Laufer( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Societal impact of spaceflight by Steven J Dick( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mission to Jupiter a history of the Galileo Project by Michael Meltzer( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolutionary atmosphere the story of the Altitude Wind Tunnel and Space Power Chambers by Robert S Arrighi( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A massive, but little-known, facility in Cleveland, Ohio, played a vital role in the U.S. development of jets, in the training of NASA's first astronauts, and in making NASA's first missions beyond Earth orbit possible. Revolutionary Atmosphere tells the story of this obscure giant. Starting life in 1944 as the Altitude Wind Tunnel, it was the first wind tunnel that could study aircraft engines under realistic flight conditions; and it was enormous-in its original configuration, it could even accommodate full-size aircraft. The tunnel could not only simulate the high speeds of jet aircraft, like other wind tunnels, but could simulate the pressures and temperatures of higher elevation flight."--Publisher description
Astronautics and aeronautics by United States( )
in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A selection of annotated references to unclassified reports and journal articles that were introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system from ... through ... in Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR), International Aerospace Abstracts (IAA)."
Pursuit of power : NASA's Propulsion Systems Laboratory no. 1 and 2 by Robert S Arrighi( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Risk and exploration earth, sea and the stars : NASA administrator's symposium, September 26-29, 2004, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California by Steven J Dick( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NASA History Division by United States( )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member 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
Astronautics and aeronautics, 1969 : Chronology on Science Technology, and policy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"History is a word with varied meanings. They range from one conveying idealistic images, to fat books of ultimate truth, to the professional's prejudices concerning history as an intellectual discipline. To those of US who have been privileged to be wholly immersed in science and technology of aeronautics and space over a number of years, history perhaps is the sense of accomplishment. While this chronology volume is not a history, it does attempt to provide a first-cut reference to events and commentary during a most crowded year and the year that man first set foot upon an extraterrestrial body."--Foreword
NASA history : news and notes ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity United States. NASA History Program Office

controlled identity United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. History Office

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