SP-4306 Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology

 

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picture of a man standing and reading the following written on a wall: ...It shall be the duty of the advisory committee for aeronautics to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution...

Act of Congress Approved March 3, 1915

 

...It shall be the duty of the advisory committee for aeronautics to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution...

Act of Congress Approved March 3, 1915

 

 

Preface

Chapter 1. Aircraft Engines for War

Chapter 2. Trouble-Shooting: the Wartime Mission

Chapter 3. Jet Propulsion: Too Little, Too Late

Chapter 4. Testing Their Mettle

Chapter 5. New Educational Demands

Chapter 6. Operations Research

Chapter 7. Pushing Innovations and Industry Resistance

Chapter 8. Seizing the Space Initiative

Chapter 9. The Apollo Era: Opportunities and Dashed Hopes

Chapter 10. Down-to-Earth Problems

 

Essay on Sources

 

Appendices

A. Land Acquisitions and Name Changes.

B. Facilities (1942-1987).

C. Management Structure.

D. Budget (1942-1977).

E. Lewis Research Center Personnel (1941-1983).

Index.

About the Author.


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