Roger E. Bilstein ç 6 downloadThe National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics forerunner of today's NASA emerged in 1915 when airplanes were curiosities made of wood and canvas and held together with yards of baling wire At the time an unusual example of government intrusion and foresight given the importance of aviation to national military concerns the committee government intrusion and foresight given the importance of aviation to national military concerns the committee the development of wind tunnels metal fabrication propeller design and powerful new high speed aircraft during the 1920s and '30s In this ichly
ILLUSTRATED ACCOUNT ACCLAIMED HISTORIAN OF AVI.account acclaimed historian of avi. .
Ation Roger E Bilstein combines the story of NACA and NASA to provide a fresh look at the agencies the problems they faced and the
Hard Work As Wellwork as well inventive genius of the men and women who found the solutionsnaca esearch during women who found the solutionsNACA esearch during War II led to critical advances in US fighter and bomber design and Bilstein explains contributed in US fighter and bomber design and Bilstein explains contributed engineering standards for helicopters After 1945 the agency's test pilots experimented with jet powered aircraft testing both human and technical limits in trying to break the so called sound bar. Rier In October 1958 when
The Launch Of Thelaunch of the Sputnik signaled the beginning of the space ace NACA formed The Nucleus Of The New National Aeronautics And Space Agency nucleus of the new National Aeronautics and Space Agency new agency's efforts to meet President Kennedy's challenge safely landing a man on the Moon and eturning him to Earth before the end of the 1960s is one of the great adventure stories of all time Bilstein goes on to describe NASA's Graeco-Egyptian Magick recent planetary and extraplanetary exploration as well as its less well knownesearch into the future of aeronautical design.