Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990
by Roger E. Bilstein
Publisher: United States Government Printing 1989
Number of pages: 167
This is a concise history of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and its successor agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This edition not only updates the historical record, but restores aeronautics to its due place in the history of the agency and of mankind's most fascinating and continuing voyage.
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by Steven J. Dick - NASA
Thought-provoking ideas, views, and speculative reasoning. The book itself is divided into three parts: National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age; Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age; and Reflections of the Space Age.
by Joseph R. Chambers - NASA
NASA has made many contributions to a broad range of aircraft including general aviation, fighters, and supersonic transports. This book describes the issues that must be considered when transferring subscale results to full-scale application.
by Sylvia Doughty Fries - NASA History Office
This is the story less of heroes than of a generation of engineers who made Apollo possible. It is thus the story of the men and women who stood where the shadow was deepest. Their story is told largely in their own words.
by William Hallauer - Virginia Tech
This is a formal college engineering textbook, complete with homework problems. It will be understandable for students of engineering system dynamics, a valuable teaching resource for course instructors, and a useful reference for self-study.