ERIC Number: ED310941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Orders of Magnitude. A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990. The NASA History Series.
Bilstein, Roger E.
This is a history of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and its successor agency the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Main chapters included are: (1) "NACA Origins (1915-1930)"; (2) "New Facilities, New Designs (1930-1945)"; (3) "Going Supersonic (1945-1958)"; (4) "On the Fringes of Space (1958-1964)"; (5) "Tortoise Becomes Hare (1964-1969)" (including the landing on the moon); (6) "Aerospace Dividends (1969-1973)" (describing the era in which many science programs were cut after the Apollo mission); (7) "On the Eve of Shuttle (1973-1980)"; (8) "Aerospace Flights (1980-1986)"; (9) "New Directions (since 1986)" (describing the area of astronautics, aeronautics and spinoff); and (10) "Summary." An appendix contains a bibliographic essay related to the history of NACA and NASA. (YP)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Satellites (Aerospace), Science and Society, Science History, Science Materials, Scientific Personnel, Scientific Research, Space Exploration, Space Sciences
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.