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Beyond the atmosphere : early years of space science

Author: Homer E Newell; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
Publisher: Washington, District of Columbia : Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1980.
Series: NASA history series.; NASA SP (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Newell, Homer Edward, 1915-
Beyond the atmosphere.
Washington, D.C. : Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1980
(OCoLC)609483655
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Homer E Newell; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
OCLC Number: 6147848
Notes: No longer available for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O.
Description: xviii, 497 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Part I: Nature of the subject --
Ch. 1: The meaning of space science --
Science a process --
Space science --
Ch. 2: The context --
Part II: Taproots --
Ch. 3: Prophets and pioneers of spaceflight --
Ch. 4: The rocket and satellite research panel: the first space scientists --
The V-2 Panel --
The need to replace the V-2 --
Scope of panel activity --
International contacts --
The IGY satellite program --
Ch. 5: The Academy of Sciences stakes a claim --
Ch. 6: Early harvest: the upper atmosphere and cosmic rays --
The threshold to space --
Problems to solve --
The harvest --
Significance --
Part III: Setting the course --
Ch. 7: Response to Sputnik: the creation of NASA --
Ch. 8 NASA gets under way --
Organization --
Staffing --
Program --
Ch. 9: External relations --
Department of Defense --
Academy of Sciences --
President's Science Advisory Committee --
Publication of results --
Universities --
Scientific societies --
Ch. 10: Rockets and spacecraft: sine qua non of space science --
Launch vehicles --
Spacecraft --
Hard-learned lessons --
Costs --
Ch. 11: Deepening perspective: a new look at the old world --
The magnetosphere --
Significance --
Satellite geodesy --
Significance --
Part IV: Love-hate relationships --
Ch. 12: Who decides? --
Space Science Board --
NASA's advisory committees --
Space Science Panel --
The scientists decide --
Ch. 13: The universities: allies and rivals to NASA --
Stepping up the pace --
Experimental program: facilities grants and memos of understanding --
Experimental program: research institutes --
A slower pace --
Ch. 14: Programs, projects, and headaches --
The character of the field centers --
Field versus headquarters --
Strains on the family tie --
Ch. 15: Jet Propulsion Laboratory: outsider or insider? --
The question of responsiveness --
Moon and planets --
Accommodation --
Ch. 16: Life sciences: no place in the Sun --
Ch. 17: Leadership and changing times --
NASA's administrators --
Manned space science --
Finding the way out --
Part V: The scope of space science --
Ch. 18: International ties --
Political context --
NASA International Program --
Cooperation with western countries --
The Soviet Union --
Escalation --
Ch. 19: Space science and practical applications --
Ch. 20: Continuing harvest: the broadening field of space science --
Space science as integrating force --
Exploration of the Solar System --
Investigation of the universe --
Part VI: Future course --
Ch. 21: Objectives, plans, and budgets --
Plans --
Budgets --
The Space Shuttle --
Ch. 22: Review and assessment --
Organization and management --
Individual and institutional relations --
The scientific process and space science --
Future course --
Appendixes --
A: Membership of Rocket and Satellite Research Panel --
B: Typical distribution of RSRP reports --
C: Meetings of Rocket and Satellite Research Panel --
D: RSRP proposals for a national space program --
E: Original membership of the U.S. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year --
F: Membership of the Space Science Board, 1958-1972 --
G: Reports from Space Science Board Summer Studies --
H: Advisers attending NASA's first University Program Conference, 1961 --
I: Meeting of physicists at Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, 1963 --
J: Statement by President Nixon on the space program 7 March 1970 --
K: Glossary --
Bibliographic essay --
Source notes --
Index --
The author.
Series Title: NASA history series.; NASA SP (Series)
Other Titles: Early years of space science
Responsibility: Homer E. Newell.

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