From Engineering Science to Big Science: The NACA and NASA Collier Trophy Research Project Winners

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Pamela Etter Mack
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Office of Policy and Plans, NASA History Office, 1998 - Aeronautics - 427 pages

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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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Contents

Engineering Science and the Development of the NACA
1
Lew Rodert Epistemological Liaison and Thermal
29
Research in Supersonic Flight and the Breaking
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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).

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