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  • DixAnsDexpSpat_062708092927.pdf

    A series of french articles related to the space program.
  • FailInvest_022008112606.pdf.pdf

    Case histories of seven typical failures in large liquid propelled rocket engines components have been prepared. Quite simple to complex investigations are presented covering a variety of failure modes in a variety of materials. Included are successful solutions to the failure problems investigated.; Archive copy is a poor photocopy.
  • fillisnasamotpicfilserarefiv_081607104618.pdf

    A list of films oriented towards the National Space Program and other related topics.
  • Fligsoftdevelabo_082013164007.pdf

    A man-in-the-loop computer facility has been created using a digital computer, display terminal,and space vehicle flight computer to enable programmers to check out flight programs in a simulated space flight environment. The simulation requires a real time multi-programmed environment, which is supplied by a control system capable of scheduling programs on 32 levels of priority interrupt as well as answering demands for service at the display terminal. A special interface device permits visibility and control of the flight program as it executes in the flight computer. On-line inputs from the programmer at the display terminal and outputs from data collection and reduction routines to the display screen are executed in real time. The Flight Software Development Laboratory has proved to be very useful in reducing program preparation time and increasing flight program confidence.
  • funcmanainnasa(HHN-53)_073007162103.pdf.pdf

    This is a Comment Edition of Historical Note No. 53 prepared by a summer employee of the NASA Historical Staff (APPH). The author has agreed to integrate comments and corrections submitted by critical readers, a normal process of validation for all historical reports and studies.
  • futuprojoffi_041807113503.pdf.pdf

    The purpose of this brochure is to give interested readers, outside as well as within the agencies of the U.S. Government, information on the mission and activities of the Future Projects Office, George C. Marshall Space.
  • HistoricalnotesonoralhistoryinNASA_043008165755.pdf

    Prepared for the Second National Colloquium on Oral History, Columbia University. Contains notes on the oral history of NASA.
  • histprofnortameravia_031607123843.pdf

    Paper written as a study of functional management in NASA.
  • hisskeofmsfc_091407104637.pdf

    A rocket from the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center will carry the first American to the moon, and the deadline is 1970. Because of the Center's expanding role in space, there are increasing requests for information about our activities. This brief historical sketch should help to answer questions about our past, our present, and our hopes for the future. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is the largest installation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Marshall Center is NASA's agency responsible for large space rockets and related research. MSFC employs about 7500 civil service employees with an annual payroll of more than {dollar}82 million. In addition approximately 4300 contractor employees work for MSFC on the Arsenal, earning an estimated {dollar}43 million. The Center occupies about 1800 acres near Huntsville, Alabama; in this large area are 270 buildings with floor space totalling about 4,000,000 square feet for a real estate and property value of about {dollar}325 million. MSFC's 1966 fiscal year budget was {dollar}1.8 billion. Obviously MSFC has much human and monetary worth behind United States round trips to the moon and beyond. In addition to its size, MSFC is unique because it has a large rocket development team with more than three decades of experience. Prior to the rocket work that dates back to Peenemuende [sic] the world heard little and cared less concerning rockets and space. As a group Marshall has always thought big. It has worked together as a group, and equally well with fellow scientists throughout the Free World, to get the most into space soonest. This is why there is increasing interest in larger and larger rockets and rocket programs from our Center, a fact generating more and more questions about our Center, and in turn generating a "workload" request for this sketch by the Historical Office. We hope that you enjoy our historical sketch, which could as well be entitled "Closer and Closer Views of the Moon and Beyond." David S. Akens, MSFC Historian.
  • histsummvonbraumissteam_030607115637.pdf

    Four and a half years have passed since President Kennedy and the United States Congress established a national goal of landing a man on the moon, before the end of the decade. This brief history is designed to be a working tool for use during the second half of this great adventure. It is expected that by presenting the events of the past in perspective this document will become a handy reference to accomplishments of the first half of the program. It is hoped that this volume will be of value to those directly and indirectly concerned with North American's portion of the Apollo program. This history contains a chronology of significant events, as well as material on the management of the program, a record of some of the breakthroughs in technology, a report of the hardware produced to date, and the many tests performed to man-rate the equipment.
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