A History of the Kennedy Space Center

This inspirational history of KSC explores man's attempts to conquer the final frontier from Von Braun to the Space Station. With 97 b/w illustrations.

Author: Kenneth Lipartito


ISBN: 9780813068343

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 749

Just in time for NASA's 2008 anniversary, this inspirational history of KSC explores man's attempts to conquer the final frontier from Von Braun to the Space Station. With 97 b&w illustrations.

Kennedy Space Center

Provides detailed information on the earliest developments of rockets, the Apollo program, the Space Station, and the future of space exploration, offering a look at the departure gate for every space mission and the launching point of ...

Author: David West Reynolds

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554076437

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 843

Provides detailed information on the earliest developments of rockets, the Apollo program, the Space Station, and the future of space exploration, offering a look at the departure gate for every space mission and the launching point of other advanced scientific spacecraft.

Space Exploration and Humanity A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Kennedy Space Center (KSC) was established by NASA as the Launch
Operations Center in July 1962 and is located on Merritt Island, Florida, just north
of the rocket launch complex at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The center
acquired ...

Author: American Astronautical Society

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095195

Category: Science

Page: 1318

View: 824

A complete history of human endeavors in space, this book also moves beyond the traditional topics of human spaceflight, space technology, and space science to include political, social, cultural, and economic issues, and also commercial, civilian, and military applications. • 580 articles describing various aspects of manned and unmanned space exploration, including a full range of social, technological, and political issues, such as government policy, nationalism, and the technology/military-driven economy • Six overview essays, introducing each of the encyclopedia's major sections and putting that aspect of space exploration into historical context • 136 contributors, many who are leading space historians and experts affiliated with the American Astronautical Society, make firsthand knowledge and fresh insights accessible to all audiences • Numerous photos, including stunning shots from space, star charts, technical drawings, and more • Short bibliographies conclude each entry, pointing readers to the best sources to find out more about the topic • A Glossary defining the various technical terms encountered in the encyclopedia

Kennedy Space Center Operations

2.2 HISTORY The primary mission of the John F. Kennedy Space Center involves
the launching of space vehicles into Earth orbit and beyond , using chemically
fueled rockets . NASA began the KSC acquisition process in 1962 , taking title to






View: 667

International Space Research Park at the John F Kennedy Space Center

Curl , Donald W. 1986 Palm Beach County : An Illustrated History . Windsor
Publications , Northridge , CA. Dunn , Hampton 1989 Back Home : A History of
Citrus County , Florida . ... NASA 1992 Master Plan : John F. Kennedy Space
Center .






View: 828

Research in NASA History

A Guide to the NASA History Program. HISTORICAL MATERIALS AT THE
RESEARCH CENTER. Mail : Kennedy Space Center Library Archives , Kennedy
Space ...




Category: Space programs

Page: 74

View: 744

NASA Kennedy Space Center

Images of Modern America: NASA Kennedy Space Center provides a fascinating look at the evolution of spacecraft technology and vintage images of Florida's scenic Merritt Island, known as the "Space Coast.

Author: Mark A. Chambers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 146711538X

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 579

From Bumper V-2 rocket launches in 1950 to the launch of the Orion spacecraft atop a Delta IV rocket in 2014, NASA's Kennedy Space Center has served as the nation's portal to outer space for over 60 years. Images of Modern America: NASA Kennedy Space Center provides a fascinating look at the evolution of spacecraft technology and vintage images of Florida's scenic Merritt Island, known as the "Space Coast." This photographic history of the nation's premier spaceport looks back at the United States' glorious past in space exploration and ahead to its future.

Stages to Saturn

1963 to honor the late President John F. Kennedy, and the NASA facility was
henceforth called John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC). 2. The official NASA
history of Kennedy Space Center and the launch facilities and concepts is by
Charles ...

Author: Roger E. Bilstein

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788181866


Page: 511

View: 952

A classic study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle that took Americans to the Moon in the 1960s. This Saturn rocket was developed as a means of accomplishing President Kennedy1s 1961 commitment for the U.S. to reach the Moon before the end of the decade. This book not only tells the important story of the development of the Saturn rocket, and the people who designed and built it, but also recounts the stirring exploits of its operational life from orbital missions around Earth testing Apollo equipment to the Moon and back. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the development of space flight in America. Black and white photos.

Gateway to the Moon

A comprehensive history of the Kennedy Space Center uses archival illustrations, aerial views, and extensive interviews with NASA personnel to tell the story. Reprint.

Author: Charles D. Benson


ISBN: 9780813020914

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 439

A comprehensive history of the Kennedy Space Center uses archival illustrations, aerial views, and extensive interviews with NASA personnel to tell the story. Reprint.

Space Pioneers

The Kennedy Space Center Story . ... NASA photographs . http : / / grin . hq . nasa
. gov / The Kennedy Space Center archives — Research U . S . space history
from the beginning . http : / / science . ksc . nasa . gov / history / history . html
NASA ...

Author: Robin Kerrod

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836857078

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 623

Chronicles the history of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spaceflights through 1968, and presents information about the Vostok, Voskhod, Soyuz, and Zond missions.

Cape Canaveral

The book contains several photographs (p. 18-20) of property owned by the Harvard Canaveral Club.

Author: Ray Osborne

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738553276

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 871

The book contains several photographs (p. 18-20) of property owned by the Harvard Canaveral Club.

Nothing But Praise A History of the 1321st Engineer General Service Regiment

His last years with the Army were with the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA). At NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, he
served first as chief of facilities engineering and construction; next as assistant
director ...


Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160867064

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 542

EP-870-1-69. By Aldo H. Bagnulo. Edited by Michael J. Brodhead. Provides a history of the 1321st regiment, an African American regiment which served in Europe during World War Ii. Includes many black and white photographs. Item 0338-B.

Space Walks

Type in a search word related to this book or this book ID : 0756508517 . 3 . Click
on the Fetch It button . Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Kennedy Space
Center , FL 32899 321 / 452 - 2121 To see exhibits on the history of space flight ...

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756508517

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 133

Describes the training, equipment, and responsibilities of astronauts who participate in space walks, and explains why space walks are important.

Corporate Responsibility

He is the author of A History of the Kennedy Space Center (2007), and is author
or editor of Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture (2004);
Investing for Middle America: John Elliott Tappan and the Origins of American ...

Author: Archie B. Carroll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139560883

Category: Business & Economics


View: 150

This thought-provoking history of corporate responsibility in the USA is a landmark publication documenting the story of corporate power and business behavior from the mid-eighteenth century to the modern day. It shows how the idea of corporate responsibility has evolved over time, with the roles, responsibilities and performance of corporations coming increasingly under the spotlight as new norms of transparency and accountability emerge. Today, it is expected that a corporation will be transparent in its operations; that it will reflect ethical values that are broadly shared by others in society; and that companies will enable society to achieve environmental sustainability as well as a high standard of living. As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, the social, political and economic landscape is once again shifting: the need for an informed public conversation about what is expected of the modern corporation has never been greater.

We Could Not Fail

The First African Americans in the Space Program Richard Paul, Steven Moss ...
archivist at the Kennedy Space Center; Gregg Buckingham, NASA history
representative; Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, Johnson Space Center; Mark
Scroggins, ...

Author: Richard Paul

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292772513

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 279

.The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson utilized the space program as an agent for social change, using federal equal employment opportunity laws to open workplaces at NASA and NASA contractors to African Americans while creating thousands of research and technology jobs in the Deep South to ameliorate poverty. We Could Not Fail tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of how shooting for the stars helped to overcome segregation on earth. Richard Paul and Steven Moss profile ten pioneer African American space workers whose stories illustrate the role NASA and the space program played in promoting civil rights. They recount how these technicians, mathematicians, engineers, and an astronaut candidate surmounted barriers to move, in some cases literally, from the cotton fields to the launching pad. The authors vividly describe what it was like to be the sole African American in a NASA work group and how these brave and determined men also helped to transform Southern society by integrating colleges, patenting new inventions, holding elective office, and reviving and governing defunct towns. Adding new names to the roster of civil rights heroes and a new chapter to the story of space exploration, We Could Not Fail demonstrates how African Americans broke the color barrier by competing successfully at the highest level of American intellectual and technological achievement.

Dressing for Altitude

U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits, Wiley Post to Space Shuttle Dennis R. Jenkins
National Aeronautics and Space ... Ronald C. Woods ( NASA / Kennedy Space
Center ) , and Dr. James O. Young ( Air Force Flight Test Center , History Office ) .

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160901102

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 526

View: 485

"Since its earliest days, flight has been about pushing the limits of technology and, in many cases, pushing the limits of human endurance. The human body can be the limiting factor in the design of aircraft and spacecraft. Humans cannot survive unaided at high altitudes. There have been a number of books written on the subject of spacesuits, but the literature on the high-altitude pressure suits is lacking. This volume provides a high-level summary of the technological development and operational use of partial- and full-pressure suits, from the earliest models to the current high altitude, full-pressure suits used for modern aviation, as well as those that were used for launch and entry on the Space Shuttle. The goal of this work is to provide a resource on the technology for suits designed to keep humans alive at the edge of space."--NTRS Web site.

The Development of Propulsion Technology for U S Space launch Vehicles

76-77, 89; Frank J. Malina, "Ori- 23-26 gins and First Decade of the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory," in The History of Rocket Technology: Essays on
Research, ... Roger Launius and Lori Walters on July 24, 2000, at the Kennedy
Space Center, p.

Author: J. D. Hunley

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603444538

Category: Launch vehicles (Astronautics)

Page: 383

View: 548

In this definitive study, J. D. Hunley traces launch-vehicle technology from Goddard's early rockets through the Titan IVA and the Space Shuttle, with a focus on space-launch vehicles. Focusing especially on the engineering culture of the program, Hunley communicates the very human side of technological development by means of anecdotes, character sketches, and case studies of problems faced by rocket engineers. He shows how such a highly adaptive approach enabled the evolution of a hugely complicated technology that was impressive--but decidedly not rocket science.

Geology Geohydrology and Soils of NASA Kennedy Space Center A Review

... Merritt Island - Cape Canaveral has a varying history of deposition and erosion
with numerous geologic formations represented . In areas of low topographic
relief and abundant rainfall such as that occupied by Kennedy Space Center (
KSC ) ...





Page: 49

View: 910

Disasters and Accidents in Manned Spaceflight

Dave Portree and Glen Swanson): NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida; Public
Affairs (Kay Grinter). Still Photo Library (Margaret Persinger); History Office (Ken
Nail and Elaine Liston): Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, ...

Author: Shayler David

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332259

Category: Science

Page: 470

View: 129

Here, Dave Shayler examines the hurdles faced by space crews as they prepare and embark on space missions. Divided into six parts, the text opens with the fateful, tragic mission of the Challenger crew in 1986. This is followed by a review of the risks that accompany every space trip and the unique environment in which the space explorer lives and works. The next four sections cover the four parts of any space flight (training, launch, in-flight and recovery) and present major historical incidents in each case. The final section looks at the next forty years beyond the Earth's atmosphere, beginning with the International Space Station and moving on to the difficulties inherent in a manned exploration of Mars.

A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History

History, by apprising [the people] of the past, willenablethemto judge of the future.
—Thomas ... Thefirst reusable shuttle had launched into the blue Florida sky over
the Kennedy Space Center complex twentyseven years earlier, but now the ...

Author: Tim Grove

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803254059

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 218

For more than twenty years, Tim Grove has worked at the most popular history museums in the United States, helping millions of people get acquainted with the past. This book translates that experience into an insider’s tour of some of the most interesting moments in American history. Grove’s stories are populated with well-known historical figures such as John Brown, Charles Lindbergh, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea—as well as the not-so-famous. Have you heard of Mary Pickersgill, seamstress of the Star-Spangled Banner flag? Grove also has something to say about a few of our cherished myths, for instance, the lore surrounding Betsy Ross and Eli Whitney. Grove takes readers to historic sites such as Harpers Ferry, Fort McHenry, the Ulm Pishkun buffalo jump, and the Lemhi Pass on the Lewis and Clark Trail and traverses time and space from eighteenth-century Williamsburg to the twenty-first-century Kennedy Space Center. En route from Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic to Cape Disappointment on the Pacific, we learn about planting a cotton patch on the National Mall, riding a high wheel bicycle, flying the transcontinental airmail route, and harnessing a mule. Is history relevant? This book answers with a resounding yes and, in the most entertaining fashion, shows us why.