ERIC Number: ED170129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Aeronautics and Space Report of the President: 1977 Activities.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
The national programs in aeronautics and space made steady progress in 1977 toward their long-term objectives. In aeronautics the goals were improved performance, energy efficiency, and safety in aircraft. In space the goals were: (1) better remote sensing systems to generate more sophisticated information about the Earth's environment; (2) cost-effective, versatile space transportation; and (3) understanding the origins and processes of the Earth, the solar system, and the Universe. Aeronautic research made real gains toward developing technologies that would enable future transport aircraft to reduce fuel consumption by up to 50% along with lower noise and emission levels. The United States attempted 26 launches into space in 1977; 24 of them put 29 satellites into orbit. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Annual Reports, Communications Satellites, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Lunar Research, Program Descriptions, Science Education, Scientific Research, Space, Space Sciences, Technology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 033-000-00737-0; $2.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
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