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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


NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement addresses the role/relationship of NASA and the Apollo program to the “long” civil rights movement in, particularly but not limited to, the Deep South ... 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


Introduction: Exploring NASA in the Long Civil Rights Movement

Brian C. Odom

in NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter provides an overall introduction for the volume and its collection of diverse essays intended to promote a deeper, interdisciplinary exploration of the social history of ... More


Bringing Mankind to the Moon: The Human Rights Narrative in the Space Age

P. J. Blount and David Miguel Molina

in NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, P. J. Blount and David Molina trace NASA’s attempted counternarrative of social value and a policy of liberal equality rooted in the concept of “all mankind.” They consider whether ... More


Bringing the Moon to Mankind: The Civil Rights Narrative and the Space Age

David Miguel Molina and P. J. Blount

in NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

In chapter 3, Molina and Blount offer a contextualization of NASA’s interlocutory role throughout the long civil rights movement by mobilizing these three themes to analyze a series of archival and ... More


The Newest South: Race and Space on the Dixie Frontier

Brenda Plummer

in NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Brenda Plummer examines the effect of the U.S. space program on race relations in key areas of the South, and the impact of that connection on popular culture. She also explores the intersection of ... More


The Congressional Black Caucus and the Closure of NASA’s Satellite Tracking Station at Hartebeesthoek, South Africa

Keith Snedegar

in NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Keith Snedegar explores the impact of the civil rights movement on decisions related to NASA facilities outside the United States. Snedegar maintains that when Charles C. Diggs Jr., one of the ... More


“A Competence Which Should Be Used”: NASA, Social Movements, and Social Problems in the 1970s

Cyrus C. M. Mody

in NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

Cyrus Mody argues that NASA and Johnson Space Center experienced the 1970s through the paradox of “existential success.” The Apollo Program convinced other organizations that NASA engineers had “a ... More


The Gates of Opportunity: NASA, Black Activism, and Educational Access

Eric Fenrich

in NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

Eric Fenrich studies the efforts of Black activists and NASA to increase minority educational access that would lead to greater participation in the space program. According to Fenrich, the ... More


“Petite Engineer Likes Math, Music”

Christina K. Roberts

in NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

Christina Roberts explores the perception that NASA performed poorly in hiring women during the long civil rights era, arguing that that argument is based on low recruitment numbers by comparison ... More


‘Her Dreams Receding’: Gender, Astronauts, and Alternate Space Ages in Ian Sales’ Apollo Quartet

Brian Baker

in Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620139
eISBN:
9781789623765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620139.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Ian Sales’ Apollo Quartet (2012-16) series of novellas develops a series of alternate histories of the Space Age. Determinedly ‘hard’ in its approach to sf and the technical (as well as historical) ... More


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