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Hansen, James R.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 97 publications in 2 languages and 6,520 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: TL789.85.A75, 629.450092
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Most widely held works by James R Hansen
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R Hansen( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch 38-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as NASA historian Hansen reveals in this authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield the first in-depth analysis of this elusive, reluctant hero. Hansen recreates Armstrong's flying career, from his combat missions over North Korea to his transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children.--From publisher description
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R Hansen( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch thirty-eight-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Perhaps no words in human history became better known than those few he uttered at that historic moment. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as James R. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over.--
Spaceflight revolution : NASA Langley Research Center from Sputnik to Apollo by James R Hansen( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth, lies, and O-rings : inside the space shuttle Challenger disaster by Allan J McDonald( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals, including Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation s collective memory." "In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. As he fought to draw attention to the real reasons behind the disaster, he was the only one targeted for retribution by both NASA and his employer, Morton Thiokol, Inc., makers of the shuttle's solid rocket boosters. In this whistle-blowing yet rigorous and fair-minded book, McDonald, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James R. Hansen, addresses all of the factors that led to the accident, some of which were never included in NASA's Failure Team report submitted to the Presidential Commission." "Truth, Lies, and O-Rings is the first look at the Challenger tragedy and its aftermath from someone who was on the inside, recognized the potential disaster, and tried to prevent it. It also addresses the early warnings of very severe debris issues from the first two post-Challenger flights, which ultimately resulted in the loss of Columbia some fifteen years later."--Jacket
The wind and beyond : a documentary journey into the history of aerodynamics in America by James R Hansen( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 relates the story of the invention of the airplane by the Wright brothers and the creation of the original aeronautical research establishment in the United States
Engineer in charge a history of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R Hansen( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bird is on the wing : aerodynamics and the progress of the American airplane by James R Hansen( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om udviklingen af aerodynamik og om hvorledes videnskab og teknologisk forskning udviklede sig med henblik på at udvikle og fremstille mere og mere avancerede fly
A difficult par : Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the making of modern golf by James R Hansen( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life and work of the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century, who designed courses in forty-two U.S. states and twenty-eight countries
Forever Young : a life of adventure in air and space by John Young( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of astronaut John Young
From the ground up : the autobiography of an aeronautical engineer by Fred E Weick( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enchanted rendezvous : John C. Houbolt and the genesis of the lunar-orbit rendezvous concept by James R Hansen( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication details the arguments of John C. Houbolt, an engineer at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, in his 1961-1962 campaign to support the lunar-orbit rendezvous (LOR). The LOR was eventually selected during Project Apollo as the method of flying to the Moon, landing on the surface, and returning to Earth. The LOR opted to send the entire lunar spacecraft up in one launch, enter into the lunar orbit, and dispatch a small lander to the lunar surface. It was the simplest of the various methods, both in terms of development and operational costs, but it was risky. There was no room for error or the crew could not get home; and the more difficult maneuvers had to be done when the spacecraft was committed to a circumlunar flight. Houbolt was one of the most vocal people supporting the LOR."--NTIS Web site
The Challenger( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I 1986 bliver nobelprismodtageren i fysik Richard Feynman medlem af den komité, der skal undersøge årsagen til, at den amerikanske rumfærge Challenger eksploderede efter kun 73 sekunder i luften. Han aner hurtigt fortielse og politiske rævekager. Feynman er oppe mod stærke kræfter
Fāsuto man : nīru āmusutorongu no jinsei( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NASA's hidden power NACA/NASA public relations and the Cold War, 1945-1967 by Kristen Amanda Starr( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1960s, NASA's human spaceflight program commanded national and international attention. The program created American images infused with heroic values. What were these images? How and why did the process of image creation occur? The answers to these questions lie in the way the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and NASA interpreted and articulated their aviation and space achievements to the public. Their Public Affairs Offices, or "Offices of Public Information," purveyed information from the agencies to journalists, media outlets, and the American public. I use the term "saltation" to explain the dramatic qualitative and quantitative change in NASA public relations practices with the initiation of the human spaceflight program. Intially, NASA's Public Information Office relied on the modest "NACA style" of operation, which included one public information head at Washington Headquarters, two or three employees working with him, and a single public information representative at each "field center." The NACA, due to its small size and modest means, could be successful with such a staff, and with a reactive rather than proactive public relations methodology. Yet NASA leaders realized that, due to the explosion of public interest in the human spaceflight program, its public relations effort would require more concerted analysis and planning, a larger and more organized staff, and stronger centralized control. As NACA and NASA Public Information provided its constituencies with information, it presented this information through particular narratives. NACA and NASA public relations borrowed the thematic refrain of the Cold War: the necessity of the triumph of "good" capitalist democracy over "evil" communist totalitarianism. The NACA, America's aeronautical research agency, needed to legitimize its continued existence in the changing aerospace world. Its successor, NASA, needed to justify its much larger budget and the importance of civilian spaceflight, an essentially "symbolic" technology with few "practical" ramifications, for the waging of the Cold War. The NACA and NASA portrayed their technologies as imbued with democratic "American" meanings and as harbingers of infinite technological, social, and political progress. By January 1967 and the Apollo One Fire, NASA's public relations operation had grown large and complex, with a high degree of centralized control. The Public Affairs Office handled the tragedy more effectively than it could have during its earlier years. Yet it still suffered from discord, both internal to the organization and external in terms of public support for NASA
Enchanted Rendezvous by James R Hansen( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fāsuto man : nīru āmusutorongu no jinsei( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A better future for the planet Earth, lectures by the winners of the Blue Planet Prize by Asahi Garasu Zaidan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A better future for the planet earth vol. II compiles the commemorative lectures of the recipients of the sixth to 10th Blue Planet Prizes and also containts newly written essays and lists of publications by these authors. This book is the sequel to Volume I, wich contained the works of the recipients of the first five Prizes. Contents: The evolution of the earth. Travels with an electron capture detector. Setting priorities for saving life on earth: megadiversity countries, hotspots, and wilderness areas. Biodiversity conservation: a global challenge, a global priority. Global biosphere cataclysms. Global climate warming and its consequences. CPR for business and the planet. Our environmental future. Keeping the blue planet habitable: a multidisciplinary challenge. Let nature guide man and create a new civilization for mankind. Biological diversity in a crowded world: past, present, and likely future. Biological diversity: causes, consequences, and conservation. Exploring the frontiers of environmental science
Modification of IDOT integral abutment design limitations and details by Scott M Olson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of integral abutment bridges (IABs) is growing rapidly in the U.S., primarily because of lower maintenance costs compared to conventional bridges. However, current length and skew limitations employed by IDOT are not based on rigorous engineering analysis. To potentially expand the use of IABs in Illinois, the project team performed extensive 2-D and 3-D analyses to examine a wide range of IAB parameters in addition to length and skew
The Wind and Beyond A Documentary Journey Into the History of Aerodynamics in America: The Ascent of the Airplane by James R Hansen( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Transition to space : a history of "Space plane" concepts at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1952-1957 by James R Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong
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First man : the life of Neil A. ArmstrongTruth, lies, and O-rings : inside the space shuttle Challenger disasterThe bird is on the wing : aerodynamics and the progress of the American airplane