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From engineering science to big science : the NACA and NASA Collier Trophy research project winners
Mack, Pamela Etter.
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Washington, D.C. : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Office of Policy and Plans, NASA History Office : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., 1998.
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xxiii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Shipping list no.: 99-0002-S.
Engineering science and the development of the NACA low-drag engine cowling / James R. Hansen -- Lew Rodert, epistemological liaison, and thermal de-icing at Ames / Glenn E. Bugos -- Research in supersonic flight and the breaking of the sound barrier / John D. Anderson, Jr. -- The transonic wind tunnel and the NACA technical culture / Steven T. Corneliussen -- The Whitcomb area rule: NACA aerodynamics research and innovation / Lane E. Wallace -- The X-15 hypersonic flight research program: politics and permutations at NASA / W.D. Kay -- The Collier as commemoration: the Project Mercury astronauts and the Collier Trophy / Jannelle Warren-Findley -- Managing America to the moon: a coalition analysis / W. Henry Lambright -- The human touch: the history of the Skylab program / Donald C. Elder -- LANDSAT and the rise of earth resources monitoring / Pamela E. Mack -- Voyager: the grand tour of big science / Andrew J. Butrica -- The space shuttle's first flight: STS-1 / Henry C. Dethloff -- More favored than the birds: the manned maneuvering unit in space / Anne Millbrooke -- The advanced turboprop project: radical innovation in a conservative environment / Mark D. Bowles and Virginia P. Dawson -- Return to flight: Richard H. Truly and the recovery from the Challenger accident / John M. Logsdon -- The Hubble space telescope servicing mission / Joseph N. Tatarewicz.
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This volume is a collection of 16 essays on the NACA and NASA aerospace research projects that received the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy. From NACA achievements such as the Whitcomb Area Rule and the NACA Engine Cowling to NASA landmarks such as the first Space Shuttle flight and the Hubble Space Telescope's first servicing mission, this book covers a variety of important NACA/NASA achievements. We recommend it highly for all students interested in aerospace history.

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Author Notes

 Pamela E. Mack is associate professor of history at Clemson University. She received a Ph.D. in the history of technology from the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of Viewing the Earth: The Social Construction of the Landsat Satellite System (MIT Press, 1990).