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.

Author: American Astronautical Society

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851095193

Category: Science

Page: 1318

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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

Describes the history and work of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, including the shuttle disaster.

Author: T. Gaffney

Publisher: Children's Press

ISBN: 051601269X

Category: Space flight

Page: 45

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Describes the history and work of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, including the shuttle disaster.

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: 9781467115384

Category: History

Page: 96

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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.

Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

Kennedy Space Center, FL, 3. On similar efforts regarding brown pelican reintroduction and alligator removal and relocation, see “Pelicans Moved to New Home,” Spaceport News, 23 July 1976, Spaceport News Publications, 1976, ...

Author: Neil M. Maher

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674971998

Category: History

Page: 369

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In summer 1969, astronauts landed on the moon and hippie hordes descended on Woodstock—two era-defining events that are not entirely coincidental. Neil M. Maher shows how NASA’s celestial aspirations were tethered to terrestrial concerns of the time: the civil rights struggle, the antiwar movement, environmentalism, feminism, and the culture wars.

A Dictionary of the Space Age

Headquarters of Kennedy Space Center moved to new facilities on Merritt Island July 26, 1965, ... 149–50; Frank E. Jarrett Jr. and Robert A. Lindemann, Historical Origins of NASA's Launch Operations Center to July 1, 1962, KHN-1 (Cocoa ...

Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801891151

Category: Reference

Page: 285

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"The launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 ushered in an exciting era of scientific and technological advancement. As television news anchors, radio hosts, and journalists reported the happenings of the American and the Soviet space programs to millions of captivated citizens, words that belonged to the worlds of science, aviation, and science fiction suddenly became part of the colloquial language. What's more, NASA used a litany of acronyms in much of its official correspondence in an effort to transmit as much information in as little time as possible. To translate this peculiar vocabulary, Paul Dickson has compiled the curious lingo and mystifying acronyms of NASA in an accessible dictionary of the names, words, and phrases of the Space Age." "This dictionary captures a broader foundation for the language of the Space Age based on the historical principles employed by the Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's Third New International Dictionary. Word histories for major terms are detailed in a conversational tone, and technical terms are deciphered for the interested student and lay reader. This is a must-own reference for space history buffs." --Book Jacket.

Oh Florida

To stay ahead of the Russians Lipartito and Butler, History of the Kennedy Space Center, 96–104; Stephen Nohlgren, “Florida's Space Coast Was Sparked by Sputnik,” SPT, Sept. 30, 2007, ...

Author: Craig Pittman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466882171

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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A New York Times Bestseller Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio rants, no USA Today, no “Stand Your Ground,” . . . you get the idea. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It’s a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a carefree paradise, yet it’s also known for its perils-alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its manmade fantasies. Oh, Florida! explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. It is the first book to explore the reasons why Florida is so wild and weird-and why that’s okay. Florida couldn’t be Florida without that sense of the unpredictable, unexpected, and unusual lurking behind every palm tree. But there is far more to Florida than its sideshow freakiness. Oh, Florida! explains how Florida secretly, subtly influences all the other states in the Union, both for good and for ill.

History at NASA

Kennedy Space Center Bulletin , 1974-1978 ( 12 cubic feet ) The Kennedy Space Center Bulletin is the official weekly publication for civil - service and contractor employees at the Kennedy Space Center . of press conferences ; documents ...



ISBN: UCSD:31822005686548

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 61

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Research in NASA History

A Guide to the NASA History Program Steven J. Dick. Historical Materials at Kennedy Space Center 14 15 Historical Materials at Langley Research Center. Mail : Kennedy Space Center Library Archives , Library - E Kennedy Space Center ...

Author: Steven J. Dick


ISBN: 0160826012

Category: Astrodynamics

Page: 86

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"As the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008, historians as well as scientists and engineers could look back on a record of accomplishment. Much has been written about the evolution of NASA's multifaceted programs and the people who carried them out. Yet much remains to be done, and we hope this publication will facilitate research in this important field."--Page [1].