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Bilstein, Roger E.

Overview
Works: 18 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 7,103 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TL521.312, 629.10973
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Most widely held works by Roger E Bilstein
Stages to Saturn : a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehicles by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 1,170 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, 1900-1983 : from the Wrights to the astronauts by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive survey of the history of American aeronautics and space flight
Flight in America : from the Wrights to the astronauts by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 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 )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wright brothers : heirs of Prometheus( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 635 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 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the colorful early development of the industry in America, its rapid expansion during the Second World War, and American dominance and European competition during the modern period. Author Roger E. Bilstein offers a new analysis of the international influence on American aviation and space technology. He demonstrates that the industry's growth has owed much to wartime advances, foreign technology and competition, the design success and commercial effectiveness of such government organizations as NACA and NASA, and the role of innovative entrepreneurs who looked ahead to air travel, airpower, and space flight. The American Aerospace Industry is required reading for scholars, students, business executives, policymakers, and those engaged in technological research. Clearly written and thoroughly researched, this book presents major themes and economic trends in one of the most dynamic and important industries in America today
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 452 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 )

5 editions published between 1981 and 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 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aviation in Texas by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 217 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 205 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
Airlift and airborne operations in World War II by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skildring af amerikanske lufttransportopgaver og luftbårne operationer under 2. verdenskrig
Fundamentals of aviation and space technology by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 35 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

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

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.03985
Prelude to the air age : civil aviation in the United States, 1919-1929 by Roger E Bilstein( )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 4 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

The public attitude toward the airplane in the United States, 1910-1925 by Roger E Bilstein( )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The American aerospace industry : from workshop to global enterprise
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Flight in America : from the Wrights to the astronautsThe American aerospace industry : from workshop to global enterpriseTesting aircraft, exploring space : an illustrated history of NACA and NASAThe enterprise of flight : the American aviation and aerospace industryAirlift and airborne operations in World War II