Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

All technologies are alike. The tension between likeness and difference runs through this collection of papers. All focus on atmospheric flight, a twentieth-century phenomenon.

Author: P. Galison

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401143790

Category: Science

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All technologies differ from one another. They are as varied as humanity's interaction with the physical world. Even people attempting to do the same thing produce multiple technologies. For example, John H. White discovered more than l 1000 patents in the 19th century for locomotive smokestacks. Yet all technologies are processes by which humans seek to control their physical environment and bend nature to their purposes. All technologies are alike. The tension between likeness and difference runs through this collection of papers. All focus on atmospheric flight, a twentieth-century phenomenon. But they approach the topic from different disciplinary perspectives. They ask disparate questions. And they work from distinct agendas. Collectively they help to explain what is different about aviation - how it differs from other technologies and how flight itself has varied from one time and place to another. The importance of this topic is manifest. Flight is one of the defining technologies of the twentieth century. Jay David Bolter argues in Turing's Man that certain technologies in certain ages have had the power not only to transform society but also to shape the way in which people understand their relationship with the physical world. "A defining technology," says Bolter, "resembles a magnifying glass, which collects and focuses seemingly disparate ideas in a culture into one bright, sometimes piercing ray." 2 Flight has done that for the twentieth century.
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Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century

In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century.

Author: John Greenwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135251932

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century. Presenting a comprehensive view of Russian aviation, from its genesis in the late czarist period to the present era, the approach is essentially chronological with a major emphasis on the evolution of military aviation. The contributions are diverse, with appropriate attention to civilian and institutional themes.
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Countdown

This truly impressive book conveys the power that has lifted humanity off the earth—not only rockets, but people who dared to reach beyond their own limits."—Andrew Chaikin, Author of A Man on the Moon: The Voyage of the Apollo ...

Author: T. A. Heppenheimer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015041014898

Category: History

Page: 398

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Exposes the behind-the-scenes events of the U.S. and Soviet space programs, describing key personalities, technologies, successes, and failures encountered along the way
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The Space Shuttle An Experimental Flying Machine

Chichester: Praxis Evans, Ben (2014) The Twenty-First Century in Space. Chichester: Praxis Galison, P. and Roland, A. (2013) Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century. Berlin: Springer Science and Business Media Glenn, John, ...

Author: Ben Evans

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030707774

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 291

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This book explains how the achievements of the Space Shuttle, the world’s first reusable manned spacecraft, were built on the foundation of countless technical challenges. Through thick and thin, the Space Shuttle remained the centerpiece of the American human spaceflight program for three decades. In addition to deploying satellites, planetary probes and, of course, the Hubble Space Telescope, it delivered astronauts to the Mir space station and assembled and sustained the International Space Station. Yet the path to these incredible achievements was never an easy one, with some obstacles resulting in the loss of life and other major consequences that plagued the fleet throughout its operational career. The book adopts a challenge-by-challenge approach, focusing on specific difficulties and how (if at all) they were fully overcome. Going beyond the technical issues, it relates the human stories of each incident and how changes were effected in order to make the shuttle an exceptionally safer – though still experimental – flying machine.
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Science in the Twentieth Century

Table 18.2: Space Flight and Science Fiction A Changing Relation Stage Age of Visionaries Space Flight Space flight theoretically possible Technical principles of space flight known since Tsiolkowski, Oberth, Goddard Age of Rocket ...

Author: John Krige

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134406869

Category: History

Page: 978

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With over forty chapters, written by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume represents the best work in America, Europe, and Asia. Geographical diversity of the authors is reflected in the different perspectives devoted to the subject, and all major disciplinary developments are covered. There are also sections concerning the countries that have made the most significant contributions, the relationship between science and industry, the importance of instrumentation, and the cultural influence of scientific modes of thought. Students and professionals will come to appreciate how, and why, science has developed - as with any other human activity, it is subject to the dynamics of society and politics.
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Special Bibliography Series

In Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century . Edited by Peter Galison and Alex Roland . Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer , 2000. 323-345 . ( TLB 405 .A881 2000 ) Rotundo , Louis C. Into the Unknown : The X - 1 Story .

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ISBN: UCBK:C083729545

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Winged Crusade

In Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century . Edited by Peter Galison and Alex Roland . Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer , 2000. 323-345 . ( TLB 405 .A881 2000 ) Rotundo , Louis C. Into the Unknown : The X - 1 Story .

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ISBN: OSU:32437121697771

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 75

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Companion to Science in the Twentieth Century

TABLE 18.2 : SPACE FLIGHT AND SCIENCE FICTION A CHANGING RELATION " ASTRONAUTICS IS THE ONLY SCIENCE THAT CAN BE SAID TO HAVE BEEN NOT JUST SHAPED , BUT KEPT ALIVE , BY WRITERS AND ARTISTS . " ( RANDY LIEBERMANN ) During the thirties ...

Author: John Krige

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415286069

Category: History

Page: 941

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This work on science in the 20th century represents work in America, Europe and Asia. It includes such topics as the countries that have made the most significant contributions, the relationship between science and industry and the importance of instrumentation.
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Space Flight Dynamics

Table 1.3 Significant advances in space flight dynamics in the twentieth century. Researcher(s) Achievement Dirk Brouwer Yoshihide Kozai Theodore Edelbaum Richard Battin Rudolf Kalman Developed pioneering work in the field of analytical ...

Author: Craig A. Kluever

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119157823

Category: Science

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Thorough coverage of space flight topics with self-contained chapters serving a variety of courses in orbital mechanics, spacecraft dynamics, and astronautics This concise yet comprehensive book on space flight dynamics addresses all phases of a space mission: getting to space (launch trajectories), satellite motion in space (orbital motion, orbit transfers, attitude dynamics), and returning from space (entry flight mechanics). It focuses on orbital mechanics with emphasis on two-body motion, orbit determination, and orbital maneuvers with applications in Earth-centered missions and interplanetary missions. Space Flight Dynamics presents wide-ranging information on a host of topics not always covered in competing books. It discusses relative motion, entry flight mechanics, low-thrust transfers, rocket propulsion fundamentals, attitude dynamics, and attitude control. The book is filled with illustrated concepts and real-world examples drawn from the space industry. Additionally, the book includes a “computational toolbox” composed of MATLAB M-files for performing space mission analysis. Key features: Provides practical, real-world examples illustrating key concepts throughout the book Accompanied by a website containing MATLAB M-files for conducting space mission analysis Presents numerous space flight topics absent in competing titles Space Flight Dynamics is a welcome addition to the field, ideally suited for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying aerospace engineering.
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The 20th Century O Z

Along with Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Robert Goddard, he is credited with developing the principles behind rocket-powered flight beyond Earth's atmosphere, liquid-fueled rockets, a manned Earth orbital space station, ...

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136593697

Category: Reference

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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.
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