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The Landscape of Lost Knowledge

David W. DeLong

in Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170979
eISBN:
9780199789719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170979.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents an overview of two major forces shaping the workplace today in most industrialized countries: an aging population, and the increasing complexity of knowledge needed in ... More


Into the Belly of the Beast

Joshua S. Bloom

in What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the definition, emission, and central engine of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Before the afterglow era, GRBs were essentially defined by observations of their high-energy emission. ... More


Hyman Minsky: Will it Happen Again?

Thomas H. Stanton

in Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 8 asks whether the financial crisis will happen again. Economist Hyman Minsky observed a cyclical pattern. Stability in financial markets breeds instability as lenders and borrowers keep ... More


The Space Industries

Vernon W. Ruttan

in Is War Necessary for Economic Growth?: Military Procurement and Technology Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188042
eISBN:
9780199783410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195188047.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) was created in 1958 to ensure U.S. leadership in areas of space technology considered important to national prestige, national defense, and foreign ... More


From the Moon to the Planets

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In the 17th century, John Wilkins and Bernard Fontenelle discussed space travel and the nature of extraterrestrial life in book-length studies. In 1697, Christiaan Huygens published Kosmotheoros, an ... More


Mars Unveiled

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars in the 1960s and 1970s returned images of a cratered Mars with no signs of Lowell’s canals or life of any kind. However, Martian life as well as Martian civilization ... More


Carl Sagan: Mars and Beyond

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Carl Sagan advised NASA on the Viking mission that landed two spacecraft on Mars (1976). In 1970, he helped prepare interstellar messenger plaques attached to NASA’s Pioneer 10 and 11, the first ... More


The Trajectory: CETI to SETI to HRMS

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI) was first discussed at a 1964 Soviet-sponsored conference held at Byurakan (Armenia). At the second Byurakan conference (1971), co-sponsored by ... More


Asteroseismic Data Analysis: Foundations and Techniques

Sarbani Basu and William J. Chaplin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691162928
eISBN:
9781400888207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162928.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Studies of stars and stellar populations, and the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, are being revolutionized by new satellite and telescope observations of unprecedented quality and ... More


Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond: Redefining Humanity's Purpose in Space

Valerie Neal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300206517
eISBN:
9780300227987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206517.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines the principal texts, images, and icons that convey the meaning, and transformation of meaning, of human spaceflight in the space shuttle era from the 1970s into the early 2000s. ... More


Kalpana Chawla (1962–2003)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0030
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter deals with the life of the Indian astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who died during the disintegration of the space shuttle Columbia when it entered the atmosphere.


Laurel Blair Salton Clark (1961–2003)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0031
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes Laurel Clark, an American astronaut who died during the disintegration of the space shuttle Columbia when it entered the atmosphere.


The Scout Family of Space-Launch Vehicles, 1956–1990

J. D. Hunley

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031781
eISBN:
9780813038568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031781.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Scout series of launch vehicles. The Scout series of launch vehicles was the first multistage booster to operate exclusively with solid-propellant ... More


Good Enough for Government Work?: Federal Agencies at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

James I. Deutsch

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The author addresses the benefits and liabilities of presenting domestic government agencies as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, making evident that the negotiations involved can be as ... More


Drowning in Place: Infrastructure and Landmarks in the Age of Sea-Level Rise

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

A wide variety of low-elevation and near-shoreline infrastructure and buildings of all kinds is at great danger of destruction by sea-level rise. Particular problems are toxic waste sites, landfills, ... More


Recovery of Flight Projects

Peter J. Westwick

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the lab's recovery of its main mission in planetary exploration, from which stemmed its growth during the 1980s. The recovery, however, rested on plans for a new low-cost ... More


Eisenhower versus Kennedy

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/9780801451508.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes newly elected president John F. Kennedy's efforts to advance U.S. space exploration, contrasting it with that of Eisenhower. Unlike his precedessor, Kennedy gave the space ... More


Planetary Exploration in Extremis

Peter J. Westwick

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes how, although they generated media interest, the Voyager and the superlatives failed to garner political support. Even as the Voyager spacecraft completed their triumphant ... More


External Relations and the Internal Environment

Peter J. Westwick

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows how the triangular relationship among the lab, Caltech, and NASA—a central characteristic of JPL—was highlighted by Murray's political activity in the early 1980s. Like the ... More


Space Technology

Peter J. Westwick

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on JPL's resumption of defense work in an effort to retain its staff, which declining NASA budgets could no longer support. These people had had a series of remarkable ... More


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