The Wind and Beyond
by James R. Hansen,
Publisher: NASA History Office 2003
Airplane travel is surely one of the most significant technological achievements of the last century. How ideas about aerodynamics first developed and how the science and technology evolved to forge the airplane into the revolutionary machine that it became is the epic story told in this projected six-volume series.
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by Rebecca Wright, Sandra Johnson, Steven J. Dick - NASA
The 50th anniversary of NASA on 1 October 2008 found an agency in the midst of deep transition. This volume provides a snapshot of the thinking of NASA senior leadership on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and in the midst of these sea changes.
by Steven J. Dick - NASA
Thought-provoking ideas, views, and speculative reasoning. The book itself is divided into three parts: National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age; Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age; and Reflections of the Space Age.
by Emile Auguste Duchene - Longmans, Green and co.
The book is written in the simplest possible language, and contains not a single formula. It treats the principles of flight and the problems involved in the mechanics of the aeroplane, demanding only the most elementary knowledge of arithmetic.
- US Government Printing Office
The purpose of this advisory circular is to make amateur-built/ultralight aircraft pilots aware that test flying an aircraft is a critical undertaking, which should be approached with thorough planning, skill, and common sense.