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Walking on Air: The Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie

Janann Sherman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031243
eISBN:
9781617031250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031243.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Aviation pioneer Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie (1902–1975) was once one of the most famous women in America. In the 1930s, her words and photographs were splashed across the front pages of newspapers across ... More


Order from Chaos

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles Eisenhower's efforts to establish a space civilian agency. Troubled by the military's scheme to establish space weapons systems, a civilian agency appealed to Eisenhower's ... More


Mathematicians versus Practical Men: The Founding of the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

David Bloor

in The Enigma of the Aerofoil: Rival Theories in Aerodynamics, 1909-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226060941
eISBN:
9780226060934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060934.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (ACA) and the arguments regarding whether it provided the best or the worst in the field of aeronautics. Since it was founded in 1909, ... More


U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Viking to Space Shuttle

J.D Hunley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031781
eISBN:
9780813038568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031781.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is part of a two-volume overview of U.S. missile and rocket technology. For nearly fifty years, a wide range of missiles and rockets has propelled U.S. satellites and spacecraft into the ... More


Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

J.D Hunley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is part of a two-volume overview of U.S. missile and rocket technology. For nearly fifty years, a wide range of missiles and rockets has propelled U.S. satellites and spacecraft into the ... More


Now, Voyager

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers outer space as a metaphor for liberation and loneliness by focusing on the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. For both proponents and detractors, the military model of ... More


Riding the Jet Stream

Amy L. Fraher

in The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452857
eISBN:
9780801470493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines safety issues, centered on inefficient air traffic control systems, and antiquated regulations that continue to plague the U.S. airline industry. It first provides a historical ... More


A New Solution: Deregulation

Amy L. Fraher

in The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452857
eISBN:
9780801470493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines how deregulation that was touted as a solution to airline woes in the post-911 period led to a drastic increase in accessibility and corresponding decrease in customer service ... More


To a Rocky Moon

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0025
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter looks at space exploration initiatives, mainly by Russia and the United States, that opened up new discoveries about the Moon. On October 4, 1957, the Russians launched Sputnik, the ... More


Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA

James E. David

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049991
eISBN:
9780813050430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049991.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

NASA's public image through the years is of an organization that has engaged only in civilian and open activities. Although this is true in many cases, there is another side to NASA's history. This ... More


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