Pursuit of Power: NASA's Propulsion Systems Laboratory No. 1 and 2
by Robert S. Arrighi
Publisher: NASA 2012
Number of pages: 294
This publication documents the Propulsion Systems Laboratory No. 1 and 2 and the Altitude Wind Tunnel prior to their demolition. The book demonstrates the significance of each facility to the nation's aerospace community while sharing personal stories of some of the unsung researchers, mechanics, and technicians who performed groundbreaking research and made the giant facilities run.
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