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Pursuit of Power: NASA's Propulsion Systems Laboratory No. 1 and 2Pursuit of Power: NASA's Propulsion Systems Laboratory No. 1 and 2
by Robert S. Arrighi - NASA , 2012
This volume 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 community while sharing personal stories of the researchers.
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Aircraft Propulsion : a review of the evolution of aircraft piston enginesAircraft Propulsion : a review of the evolution of aircraft piston engines
by C. Fayette Taylor - Smithsonian Institution Press , 1971
This book is based chiefly on the author's close personal connection with the development of aircraft engines during the period 1917-1950. The illustrations include the materials in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum.
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Space HandbookSpace Handbook
by Robert W. Buchheim - RAND Corporation , 2007
Written as a basic guide on the uses and characteristics of space systems, this book discusses astronautics and its applications, technology in the space environment, rocket vehicles, propulsion systems, propellants, internal power sources, etc.
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Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion TechnologyEngines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology
by Virginia P. Dawson - NASA History Office , 1991
A contribution to the current effort to understand technological innovation as a social activity or process. It describes the strategies developed by the engineering community at Lewis in response to the new demands of the gas turbine engine.
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Taming Liquid Hydrogen: The Centaur Upper Stage Rocket 1958-2002Taming Liquid Hydrogen: The Centaur Upper Stage Rocket 1958-2002
by Virginia P. Dawson, Mark D. Bowles - NASA , 2004
The book chronicles the story of the Centaur, the world's first liquid-hydrogen rocket. It focuses on technical and political hurdles that Centaur faced over the three decades that it was managed by NASA Lewis Research Center.
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How to design, build and test small liquid-fuel rocket enginesHow to design, build and test small liquid-fuel rocket engines
by Leroy J. Krzycki - Rocketlab , 1967
This text provides the amateur builder with design information, fabrication procedures, test equipement requirements, and safe oeprating procedures for small liquid-fuel rocket engines, which are relatively simple devices.
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