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

Author: Stephen B Johnson
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Series: New series in NASA history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To begin to understand this apparent contradiction in terms, we must first understand the exacting nature of space technologies and the concerns of those who create them."

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen B Johnson
ISBN: 0801885426 9780801885426 080186898X 9780801868986
OCLC Number: 660823008
Awards: Winner of American Astronautical Society Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award 2004 (United States)
Description: xvii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents:Introduction: Managment and the Conrol of Research Social and Technical Issues of Spaceflight Creating Concurrency From Concurrency to Systems Managment JPL's Journey from Missiles to Space Organizing the Manned Space Program Organizing ELDO for Failure ERSO's American Bridge across the Managment 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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