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Rocketeers and gentlemen engineers : a history of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-- and what came before

Author: Tom D Crouch
Publisher: Reston, Va. : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an historical account of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - and its predecessor organizations, the American Rocket Society and The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom D Crouch
ISBN: 1563476681 9781563476686
OCLC Number: 62326632
Description: xiii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: * Chapter 1 Creating a Profession: The Prehistory of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, 1881-1928; * Chapter 2 The Rocketeers: The American Rocket Society, 1930-1940; * Chapter 3 Organizing a Profession, The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, 1928-1935; * Chapter 4 Coming of Age: The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences; * Chapter 5 Turning Professional: The American Rocket Society, 1941-1952; * Chapter 6 Engineering the Space Age: The American Rocket Society, 1953-1958; * Chapter 7 Years of Victory and Growth: The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences; * Chapter 8 The Merger and Beyond: IAAS, ARS, AIAA, 1957-1980; * Chapter 9 The AIAA, 1980-2003; * Bibliography; * Appendix A Presidents of the ARS, IAS, and AIAA; * Appendix B AIAA Award Recipients; * Index.
Responsibility: by Tom D. Crouch.
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