This book explores the physical aspects of aviation and space flight through an appreciation of design evolution, powers of scale, materials, tools of the trade and imagery that captures not only moments in history, but also tire realization of theories and ideas. Each chapter, written by a specialist in aerospace history or aerospace technology, engagingly describes all aspect of the evolution of flight, from ground-testing designs and components to the aircraft and spacecraft themselves. The authors raise numerous fascinating questions: Why (to the vehicles look the way they (lo? How do these designs relate to other forms in our society? What will aircraft and spacecraft look like in the future? The answers to every conceivable question about aerospace design are provided in this landmark publication, which is stunningly illustrated throughout with e broad range of images from NASA's unsurpassable collection. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in aircraft, spacecraft or the broader issues of design.... an uncoated tile can be held by its edges with an ungloved hand seconds after removal from the oven while its intenor still glows red. ... For the early history of fly -by-wire development, see James E. Tomayko, Computers Take Flight: A History of NASAa#39;s ... models and Corvettes when the throttle became a transducer instead of being directly hooked to the engine. ... (MBl Publishing Company) 2001, pp.
|Author||:||A. M. Springer, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|Publisher||:||Merrell Publishers - 2003|