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JPL: From JATO to the Corporal, 1936–1957

J. D. Hunley

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter covers rocket development in the United States before, during, and shortly after World War II at what became the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Pasadena, California. Topics ... More


Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Peter J. Westwick

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the decades since the mid-1970s, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has led the quest to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. JPL spacecraft, including the ... More


Bringing NASA Back to Earth:: A Search for Relevance during the Cold War

Erik M. Conway

in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the Cold War, NASA became the largest funder of climate research in the United States, and a major player in the Earth sciences more generally. When NASA was created after the launch of ... More


From Eaton Canyon to the Sergeant Missile: Solid-Propellant Rocket Developments, 1940–1962

J. D. Hunley

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on developments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after World War II. Until the mid-1950s, the main efforts in the evolution of large surface-to-surface missiles in the United ... More


Visions of Mars

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0044
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The digitized copy of The Martian Chronicles, along with many other stories, novels, and science fiction art inspired by the Red Planet, finally reached Mars aboard the Phoenix lander in 2008. ... More


The Darkness between the Stars

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In chapter 2, Bradbury enters the public debate over the curtailment of the Apollo program, beginning with his Los Angeles Times op-ed column, “Apollo Murdered: The Sun Goes Out.” For the moment, ... More


Abandon in Place

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

After returning home from Europe in 1978, Bradbury was unable to come to agreement with the Smithsonian over “The Ghosts of Forever,” an animated film fantasy tour of the various Smithsonian museums. ... More


From Pompton Lakes to White Sands: Other Liquid-Propellant Rocket Developments, 1930–1954

J. D. Hunley

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses other American rocket efforts from 1930 to 1954, culminating in a joining of German and JPL rocket technologies in the Bumper WAC project. Goddard, with his small band of ... More


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