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The secret of Apollo : systems management in American and European space programs

Author: Stephen B Johnson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Series: New series in NASA history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen B Johnson
ISBN: 080186898X 9780801868986
OCLC Number: 48003131
Description: xvii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Management and the Control of Research and Development --
Social and Technical Issues of Spaceflight --
Creating Concurrency --
From Concurrency to Systems Management --
JPL's Journey from Missiles to Space --
Organizing the Manned Space Program --
Organizing ELDO for Failure --
ESRO's American Bridge across the Management Gap --
Coordination and Control of High-Tech Research and Development.
Series Title: New series in NASA history.
Responsibility: Stephen B. Johnson.
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How does one go about organizing something as complicated as a strategic-missile or space-exploration program? Stephen B. Johnson here explores the answer - systems management - in a study that  Read more...

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