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Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers: A History of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics... And What Came Before

Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers: A History of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics... And What Came Before
 

Offers an historical account of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - and its predecessor organizations, the American Rocket Society and The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences - and the significant contributions each has made to the evolution of flight.

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ISBN 9781563476686
Published 5 January 2006 by American Institute of Aeronaut
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Crouch, Tom D.
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
Series Library of Flight
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ISBN-13 9781563476686
ISBN-10 1563476681
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher American Institute of Aeronaut
Imprint American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Publication Date 5 January 2006
International Publication Date 6 February 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Crouch, Tom D.
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
Series Library of Flight
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
History of Specific Subjects
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Number of Pages 290
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 626g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Aeronautics - Research - United States - History, Rocketry - United States - History, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - History
NBS Text Transport Technology
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 629.1306073
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Commissioned on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary, here is the fascinating historical account of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - and its predecessor organizations, the American Rocket Society and The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences - and the significant contributions each has made to the evolution of flight. From the early struggles to create and distinguish aeronautics as a distinct profession, through the technological necessities brought on by two world wars, to the incredible advances spawned by the Space Age, this narrative covers it all in a highly readable, thoroughly researched way. Reading like an aeronautical and astronautical who's who, this is also the amazing story of the organizations' founders, leaders and members - visionary individuals and dedicated engineers advancing theories and technologies in a profession that has forever changed society and shaped everyday life as we know it.

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Author's Bio

Crouch is Senior Curator of the Division of Aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum. Since 1974, he has served both the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History in a variety of curatorial and administrative posts. He holds a BA from Ohio University, an MA from Miami University and a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. All of his degrees are in history. In addition, he holds the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, conferred by the Wright State University. Dr. Crouch is the author or editor of over a dozen books, and many articles for both popular magazines and scholarly journals. Crouch's leading books include: The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright; A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905; Eagle Aloft: Two Centuries of the Balloon in America; and Wings: A History of Aviation from Kites to the Space Age. The author has won a number of major writing awards, including the history book prizes offered by both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Aviation/Space Writers Association a Christopher Award, and the AIAA Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Prize for 2005. In the fall of 2000, President Clinton appointed Dr. Crouch to the Chairmanship of the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board.

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