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Reinventing NASA : human space flight, bureaucracy, and politics

Author: Roger Handberg
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Handberg, Roger.
Reinventing NASA.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2002193111
(OCoLC)51280603
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Handberg
ISBN: 0313016135 9780313016134 0275970027 9780275970024
OCLC Number: 57379964
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 273 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
REINVENTING NASA --
Contents --
Illustrations --
TABLES --
FIGURES --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations --
1 NASA and Defining the Dream --
INTRODUCTION --
THE DREAM 4 --
SOURCES OF INFORMATION --
EXPLAINING NASA --
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS --
ORGANIZATION OF THE DISCUSSION --
CONCLUSION --
NOTES --
2 In the Beginning --
INTRODUCTION --
RISING OUT OF NATIONAL HUMILIATION --
APOLLO AS THE FALSE DAWN --
POST-APOLLO APPLICATIONS PROGRAM AND SKYLAB --
SPACE TASK GROUP --
CONCLUSION --
NOTES --
3 An Imploding Agency: Post-Challenger Blues --
INTRODUCTION --
A FRAGILE NATIONAL SPACE PROGRAM --
CONFRONTING THE NEW WORLD --
REFOCUSING ON FUNDAMENTALS --
SEEKING THE FUTURE --
NOTES --
4 Inadvertent Political Catalyst: The Space Station Freedom --
INTRODUCTION --
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE --
BUILDING A BETTER MOUSETRAP --
APPROVING THE "NEXT LOGICAL STEP" --
REDESIGNING AWAY THE FUTURE --
BEYOND 1993 AND INTO THE FUTURE --
CONCLUSION --
NOTES --
5 Fixing Space Launch --
INTRODUCTION --
SPACE LAUNCH AS LEGACY --
A NEW START? --
REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLES --
MOVING ON --
SPACE LAUNCH INITIATIVE --
SPACE TRANSPORTATION AS TAR BABY 49 --
CONCLUSION --
NOTES --
6 "Faster, Better, Cheaper?" --
INTRODUCTION --
SPACE SCIENCE AS THE FIRST STEP --
FASTER, BETTER, CHEAPER --
BUILDING THE CASE --
NOTES --
7 Reinventing Government: Efficiency Comes to NASA --
INTRODUCTION 1 --
THERE IS NO MONEY --
REFORMING NASA --
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES --
OTHER INTERNAL EFFICIENCY MEASURES --
REVIEWING THE EFFORT --
NOTES --
8 Organizational Change as Goal-Directed Behavior --
INTRODUCTION --
DIVERSE AND CONFLICTING AGENDAS --
SEIZING THE FUTURE --
BUREAUCRATIC AUTONOMY --
CONCLUSION --
NOTES --
9 The Future of NASA --
INTRODUCTION --
PICKING UP THE HISTORICAL THREAD --
NASA'S PAST AS PROLOGUE --
INTRODUCING THE FUTURE --
NASA'S FATE --
SURVIVING IN THE JUNGLE --
INTERNATIONAL SPACE-SLOW AND INCREMENTAL --
CONCLUSION --
NOTES --
Afterword --
NOTES --
Appendix --
Selected References --
Index --
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
Responsibility: Roger Handberg.

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