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Bilstein, Roger E.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 7,087 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TL521.312, 629.10973
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Most widely held works by Roger E Bilstein
Flight in America, 1900-1983 : from the Wrights to the astronauts by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive survey of the history of American aeronautics and space flight
Stages to Saturn : a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehicles by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A classic study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle that took Americans to the moon in the 1960s"--Back cover
Flight in America : from the Wrights to the astronauts by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cover aeronautics and astronautics in America from early attempts at flight up through 2000
Orders of magnitude : a history of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990 by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wright brothers : heirs of Prometheus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American aerospace industry : from workshop to global enterprise by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Aerospace Industry is a comprehensive study of the growth of the industry from its beginnings through the present day. It is the first book to focus on technological advancement and the complex relations between industry and government in such a wide range of business fields, including commercial aviation, general aviation, airplane manufacturing, spacecraft, and military rockets and missiles
Testing aircraft, exploring space : an illustrated history of NACA and NASA by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 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 oversaw the development of wind tunnels, metal fabrication, propeller design, and powerful new high-speed aircraft during the 1920s and '30s. In this richly illustrated account, acclaimed historian of aviation 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 well as inventive genius of the men and women who found the solutions. NACA research during World War II led to critical advances in U.S. fighter and bomber design and, Bilstein explains, contributed to 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 barrier." In October 1958, when the launch of the Soviet Sputnik signaled the beginning of the space race, NACA formed the nucleus of the new National Aeronautics and Space Agency. The new agency's efforts to meet President Kennedy's challenge -- safely landing a man on the Moon and returning 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 recent planetary and extraplanetary exploration, as well as its less well-known research into the future of aeronautical design
Flight patterns : trends of aeronautical development in the United States, 1918-1929 by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apollo : ten years since Tranquillity Base ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Airlift and airborne operations in World War II by Roger E Bilstein( )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skildring af amerikanske lufttransportopgaver og luftbårne operationer under 2. verdenskrig
Aviation in Texas by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The enterprise of flight : the American aviation and aerospace industry by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This reissue of The Enterprise of Flight: The American Aviation and Aerospace Industry (originally titled The American Aerospace Industry) is a contribution to the literature on American aviation and space exploration history. In a new introduction for this paperback edition, Roger E. Bilstein explains how international competition has affected American aerospace and airline manufacturers, leading to some unlikely partnerships, and updates the ongoing controversy over the high cost of military aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor. In the five years since the original publication, the surge in popularity of executive jets also surprised many, and the operational debut of the International Space Station proved to be a genuine historical moment."--Jacket
Stages to Saturn : a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehicles by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beskriver den historiske og teknologiske udvikling, der muliggjorde udviklingen af de amerikanske Saturn-løfteraketter, som i 1960erne og 1970erne bragte mennesker til Månen
Fundamentals of aviation and space technology by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Saturn management concept by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orders of magnitude : a history of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990 by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flight in America : from the Wrights to the astronauts Roger E. Bilstein by Roger E Bilstein( )
in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aeronautics -- United States -- History
Flight patterns : trends of aeronautical development in the United States, 1918-1929 by Roger E Bilstein( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prelude to the air civil aviation in the United States, 1919-1929 by Roger E Bilstein( )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From colony to commonwealth : the rise of the aerospace industry in the West by Roger E Bilstein( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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