The Birth of NASA

The Birth of NASA

This is the story of the work of the original NASA space pioneers; men and women who were suddenly organized in 1958 from the then National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) into the Space Task Group.

Author: Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfired

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319284286

Category: Science

Page: 358

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This is the story of the work of the original NASA space pioneers; men and women who were suddenly organized in 1958 from the then National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) into the Space Task Group. A relatively small group, they developed the initial mission concept plans and procedures for the U. S. space program. Then they boldly built hardware and facilities to accomplish those missions. The group existed only three years before they were transferred to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, in 1962, but their organization left a large mark on what would follow.Von Ehrenfried's personal experience with the STG at Langley uniquely positions him to describe the way the group was structured and how it reacted to the new demands of a post-Sputnik era. He artfully analyzes how the growing space program was managed and what techniques enabled it to develop so quickly from an operations perspective. The result is a fascinating window into history, amply backed up by first person documentation and interviews.
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The Birth of NASA

The Birth of NASA

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The Birth of NASA the Diary of T Keith Glennan

The Birth of NASA the Diary of T  Keith Glennan

This book tells the history of NASA through the Diary of a person who had an enormous impact of the program itself. It goes through original ideas about the space program to missions that took place and many interesting facts.

Author: Roger Launius

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1478234067

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Page: 428

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This book tells the history of NASA through the Diary of a person who had an enormous impact of the program itself. It goes through original ideas about the space program to missions that took place and many interesting facts.
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The Birth of Nasa

The Birth of Nasa

Some types of documents include conference papers, research reports, meeting papers, journal articles and more. This is one of those documents.

Author: Thomas Keith Glennan

Publisher: BiblioGov

ISBN: 128914544X

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The NASA Technical Reports Servcr (NTRS) houses half a million publications that are a valuable means of information to researchers, teachers, students, and the general public. These documents are all aerospace related with much scientific and technical information created or funded by NASA. Some types of documents include conference papers, research reports, meeting papers, journal articles and more. This is one of those documents.
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The Birth of NASA

The Birth of NASA

The Birth of NASA--The Diary of T. Keith Glennan tells the story of the critical formative months of the new agency. The Introduction describes the background of T. Keith Glennan, the first NASA Administrator.

Author: Thomas Keith Glennan

Publisher: U. S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration

ISBN: UOM:39015029111450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

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The Birth of NASA--The Diary of T. Keith Glennan tells the story of the critical formative months of the new agency. The Introduction describes the background of T. Keith Glennan, the first NASA Administrator. After the Introduction, the book continues with Glennan's recollections of NASA from his appointment until the end of 1959. The 13 chapters are written in a diary format covering month-by-months his activities until he left the position in 1961. A Postscript, written in 1963, gives his views on the space program after he left office. A Biographical Appendix gives short sketches of about 400 individuals active in the space program during this period. Throughout the diary numerous explanatory footnotes by the editor clarify events an provide references for further details. Although Glennan's stay at NASA was short, his contributions are most significant, as he built the organization that would men to the moon and serve the nation to the present time.
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The Birth of Nasa

The Birth of Nasa

Early in the morning of 4 October 1957, T. Keith Glennan went to work, just as he had for more than a decade, at the president's office of the Case Institution of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio. This work is his summary of his work.

Author: T. Keith Glennan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499162855

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Page: 428

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Early in the morning of 4 October 1957, T. Keith Glennan went to work, just as he had for more than a decade, at the president's office of the Case Institution of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio. This work is his summary of his work.
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The Birth of NASA

The Birth of NASA

"The Birth of NASA—The Diary of T. Keith Glennan" tells the story of the critical formative months of the new agency.

Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1495444368

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 430

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"The Birth of NASA—The Diary of T. Keith Glennan" tells the story of the critical formative months of the new agency. The Introduction describes the background of T. Keith Glennan, the first NASA Administrator. After the Introduction, the book continues with Glennan's recollections of NASA from his appointment until the end of 1959. The 13 chapters are written in a diary format covering month-by-months his activities until he left the position in 1961. A Postscript, written in 1963, gives his views on the space program after he left office. A Biographical Appendix gives short sketches of about 400 individuals active in the space program during this period. Throughout the diary numerous explanatory footnotes by the editor clarify events an provide references for further details. Although Glennan's stay at NASA was short, his contributions are most significant, as he built the organization that would men to the moon and serve the nation to the present time. By T. Keith Glennan: “When I first began keeping this journal or diary, I never thought that it might, one day, be published. When I was appointed as the first Administrator of the newly authorized National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 19 August 1958, I started to keep a hand-written diary of sorts but soon found that my time was all too limited for that task. When I went back to Cleveland for the year-end holidays in 1959, I found that my four children had become much interested in knowing more about my job. They were also developing an interest in national and international affairs that intrigued me. I resolved to record my activities using my daily appointment cards to remind me of the important meetings that had become a daily way of life. I had a small, battery-operated recording machine called a dictette, and I usually dictated a summary of the day's happenings before I turned off the light each night. I sent the tapes back to my office at Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland where my secretary, Barbara Helberg, transcribed and stored them. I never saw them until I returned to Case in early 1961. Nor did I or anyone else edit them until NASA's chief historian, Dr. Roger D. Launius, and Dr. J. D. Hunley of the NASA History Office undertook the task. I did retain all of the daily appointment record cards, however. In 1963 my wife and I decided to take a long holiday in Europe, and I took the dictette and appointment cards with me, intending to record the events of the days between 19 August 1958 and 1 January 1960. I soon found that my memory was a bit hazy; I therefore chose to provide the kids with synopses of relationships with individuals or groups rather than the hour-by-hour recitation mode I had used to record the events after 1 January 1960. Throughout, I had embellished the unfolding story with bits of personal feelings or philosophy when stimulated by significant meetings or events. I do regret that I did not record the full diary when I started in the new post. When I completed the diary proper in 1963, I decided to voice my concern over the "crash" nature of the Apollo program, although I recognize that my conservative nature certainly clouded my vision at the time. When the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon on 20 July 1969, I was glued to a television screen at the Bohemian Grove north of San Francisco and was as thrilled and emotionally moved as anyone could be. The management of that program by Jim Webb, Hugh Dryden, Tom Paine, Bob Seamans and Bob Gilruth was in the best tradition of the great undertakings that have periodically marked our nation's history.”
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Mapping Mars

Mapping Mars

And more importantly, how are they doing it? Acclaimed science writer Oliver Morton explores the peculiar and fascinating world of the new generation of explorers: geologists, scientists, astrophysicists and dreamers.

Author: Oliver Morton

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 0312707932

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Who are the extraordinary individuals that will take us on the next great space race, the next great human endeavor, our exploration and colonization of the planet Mars? And more importantly, how are they doing it? Acclaimed science writer Oliver Morton explores the peculiar and fascinating world of the new generation of explorers: geologists, scientists, astrophysicists and dreamers. Morton shows us the complex and beguiling role that mapping will play in our understanding of the red planet, and more deeply, what it means for humans to envision such heroic landscapes. Charting a path from the 19th century visionaries to the spy-satellite pioneers to the science fiction writers and the arctic explorers -- till now, to the people are taking us there -- Morton unveils the central place that Mars has occupied in the human imagination, and what it will mean to realize these dreams. A pioneering work of journalism and drama, Mapping Mars gives us our first exciting glimpses of the world to come and the curious, bizarre, and amazing people who will take us there.
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NASA Historical Data Book

NASA Historical Data Book

Fries , Sylvia D. NASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo ( NASA SP - 4104 , 1992 ) . Glennen , T. Keith . The Birth of NASA : The Diary of T. Keith Glennan ...

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NASA

NASA

... Houbolt and the Genesis of the Lunar - Orbit Rendezvous Concept , NASA
Monographs in Aerospace History Number 4 ... ( NASA ) 2000 Glennan , T . Keith
, The Birth of NASA : The Diary of T . Keith Glennan , NASA Special Publication
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Author: Michael H. Gorn

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120967208

Category: History

Page: 304

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Surveys the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, describing the major space craft and missions launched.
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Exploring the Martian Moons

Exploring the Martian Moons

This book explores the once popular idea of 'Flexible Path' in terms of Mars, a strategy that would focus on a manned orbital mission to Mars's moons rather than the more risky, expensive and time-consuming trip to land humans on the ...

Author: Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319527000

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 255

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This book explores the once popular idea of 'Flexible Path' in terms of Mars, a strategy that would focus on a manned orbital mission to Mars's moons rather than the more risky, expensive and time-consuming trip to land humans on the Martian surface. While currently still not the most popular idea, this mission would take advantage of the operational, scientific and engineering lessons to be learned from going to Mars's moons first. Unlike a trip to the planet's surface, an orbital mission avoids the dangers of the deep gravity well of Mars and a very long stay on the surface. This is analogous to Apollo 8 and 10, which preceded the landing on the Moon of Apollo 11. Furthermore, a Mars orbital mission could be achieved at least five years, possibly 10 before a landing mission. Nor would an orbital mission require all of the extra vehicles, equipment and supplies needed for a landing and a stay on the planet for over a year. The cost difference between the two types of missions is in the order of tens of billions of dollars. An orbital mission to Deimos and Phobos would provide an early opportunity to acquire scientific knowledge of the moons and Mars as well, since some of the regolith is presumed to be soil ejected from Mars. It may also offer the opportunity to deploy scientific instruments on the moons which would aid subsequent missions. It would provide early operational experience in the Mars environment without the risk of a landing. The author convincingly argues this experience would enhance the probability of a safe and successful Mars landing by NASA at a later date, and lays out the best way to approach an orbital mission in great detail. Combining path-breaking science with achievable goals on a fast timetable, this approach is the best of both worlds--and our best path to reaching Mars safely in the future.
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NASA SP

NASA SP

Model Research : The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics , 1915-1958
( NASA SP - 4103 , 1985 ) . Fries , Sylvia D. NASA Engineers and the Age of
Apollo ( NASA SP - 4104 , 1992 ) . Glennan , T. Keith . The Birth of NASA : The
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Mercury Rising John Glenn John Kennedy and the New Battleground of the Cold War

Mercury Rising  John Glenn  John Kennedy  and the New Battleground of the Cold War

NASA readied another test: Grimwood, Chronology, 117; Glennan, The Birth of NASA, 259n; NYT, Nov. 9, 106 1960. CHAPTER 7: SUSPENDED ANIMATION 108 108 109 ...

Author: Jeff Shesol

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324003250

Category: History

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A riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race. If the United States couldn’t catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War—a perilous time when the Soviet Union built the wall in Berlin, tested nuclear bombs more destructive than any in history, and beat the United States to every major milestone in space. The race to the heavens seemed a race for survival—and America was losing. On February 20, 1962, when John Glenn blasted into orbit aboard Friendship 7, his mission was not only to circle the planet; it was to calm the fears of the free world and renew America’s sense of self-belief. Mercury Rising re-creates the tension and excitement of a flight that shifted the momentum of the space race and put the United States on the path to the moon. Drawing on new archival sources, personal interviews, and previously unpublished notes by Glenn himself, Mercury Rising reveals how the astronaut’s heroics lifted the nation’s hopes in what Kennedy called the "hour of maximum danger."
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Moon Shot

Moon Shot

Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the ...

Author: Alan Shepard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453211922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 398

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New York Times bestseller for fans of First Man: A “breathtaking” insider history of NASA’s space program—from astronauts Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (Entertainment Weekly). On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.
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NASA Spaceflight

NASA Spaceflight

History of Project Syncom,” NASA HNN-14, September 1, 1964, 32–34, NASA Historical ... T. Keith Glennan, The Birth of NASA: The Diary of T. Keith Glennan, ...

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319601137

Category: Science

Page: 402

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This book presents the first comprehensive history of innovation at NASA, bringing together experts in the field to illuminate how public-private and international partnerships have fueled new ways of exploring space since the beginning of space travel itself. Twelve case studies trace the messy, risky history of such partnerships, exploring the role of AT&T in the early development of satellite technology, the connections between the Apollo program and Silicon Valley, the rise of SpaceX, and more. Some of these projects have succeeded, and some have failed; all have challenged conventional methods of doing the public’s business in space. Together, these essays offer new insights into how innovation happens, with invaluable lessons for policymakers, investors, economists, and members of the space community.
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The Birth of Modern Astronomy

The Birth of Modern Astronomy

This richly illustrated book discusses the ways in which astronomy expanded after 1945 from a modest discipline to a robust and modern science.

Author: Harm J. Habing

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319990810

Category: Science

Page: 565

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This richly illustrated book discusses the ways in which astronomy expanded after 1945 from a modest discipline to a robust and modern science. It begins with an introduction to the state of astronomy in 1945 before recounting how in the following years, initial observations were made in hitherto unexplored ranges of wavelengths, such as X-radiation, infrared radiation and radio waves. These led to the serendipitous discovery of more than a dozen new phenomena, including quasars and neutron stars, that each triggered a new area of research. The book goes on to discuss how after 1985, the further, systematic exploration of the earlier discoveries led to long-term planning and the construction of new, large telescopes on Earth and in Space. Key scientific highlights described in the text are the detection of exoplanets (1995), the unexpected discovery of the accelerated expansion of the Universe (1999), a generally accepted model for the large-scale properties of the Universe (2003) and the ΛCDM theory (2005) that explains how the galaxies and stars of the present Universe were formed from minute irregularities in the (almost) homogenous gas that filled the early Universe. All these major scientific achievements came at a price, namely the need to introduce two new phenomena that are as yet unexplained by physics: inflation and dark energy. Probably the deepest unsolved question has to be: Why did all of this start with a Big Bang?
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FLYING W O WINGS

FLYING W O WINGS

Traces the history of NASA research into lifting bodies, and describes the research's impact on the Space Shuttle and its future replacements

Author: THOMPSON MILTON O

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015043797128

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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Traces the history of NASA research into lifting bodies, and describes the research's impact on the Space Shuttle and its future replacements
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Technology and Culture

Technology and Culture

A deputy and associate administrator at NASA from 1960 to 1967 , Seamans was
never as well known as Webb , or even as another associate administrator ,
Hugh Dryden . In Aiming at Targets , his ... J . D . Hunley , ed . , The Birth of NASA
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