SP-4304 SEARCHING THE HORIZON: A History of Ames Research Center, 1940-1976

 

[289-297] INDEX

 

Chapter 1: pp.1-30

Chapter 6: pp.115-137

Chapter 2: pp.31-50

Chapter 7: pp.139-160

Chapter 3: pp.51-70

Chapter 8: pp.161-181

Chapter 4: pp.71-89

Chapter 9: pp.183-197

Chapter 5: pp.91-114

Chapter 10: pp.199-222

 

Abbott, Charles, 4
Ablation. See Ames Research Center, spacecraft heating studies, blunt body theory.
Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), 84, 85, 86, 151, 176, 210
aeronautical research, 52-53, 60. See also entries for civilian and military research organizations.
Alsos mission, 42-44
U.S. vs. European, 2,3,35,36,42,61
U.S. vs. Soviet Union, 81
Air Force, U.S., 42, 85. See also military subheads of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Ames Research Center, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Alexander, Carter, 260, 261
Allen, H.Julian (Harvey), 8. See also blunt body theory.
and Ames, 10, 11 ill., 19, 37-39, 42, 52, 56, 109, 120, 122, 157 ill., 244
management style, 133, 135, 139, 141-42, 148, 185, 201, 205
research contributions, 14-15, 46, 52, 61, 62, 63, 66 ill., 75, 97, 123, 132, 134 ill., 213
American Rocket Society, 85
Ames Aeronautical Laboratory (NACA), 4, 10 ill., 15-17, 18 ill., 34 ill., 199. See also ballistic missile research, deicing research, Dynasoar, funding, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, lifting body, Moffett Field, research aircraft, wind tunnel.
flight simulation, 73
Full Scale & Flight Research Div., 42, 55-56, 72, 96, 120
and Headquarters, 25-26, 45-46,57, 60, 64
high speed research, 33-37, 42, 55-56, 64-65
High-Speed Research Div., 42,56, 73, 120
and industry, 23, 46, 63, 64
management, 18-19, 53-60, 72
and the military, 8-9, 17, 22-23,40, 44, 75-76, 78-79
personnel, 6-7, 10-12, 23, 24,44, 47, 51-53,58-59, 71, 79-80
research contributions, 60-62, 64-65, 71-72, 74-75
space-related research, 68, 78, 80
Theoretical and Applied Research Div., 42, 55, 72
and universities, 6-7, 9-10
Ames, Joseph S., 3, 7
Ames Research Center (NASA), 87, 109 ill., 266. See also Biosatellite project, computer, funding, Pioneer missions, and project, research aircraft, wind tunnel.
aeronautical research, 96, 127-28, 145, 155-56, 200
Astronautics Directorate, 123, 161-68, 180
atmospheric research, 166, 244-45, 248, 260, 270-71
and contractors, 109, 110, 119, 144, 169, 186, 194, 201, 203, 207-10, 214-15, 218-19
earth resource survey, 153-54, 165, 177-78, 179 ill., 180, 264
flight simulation, 96, 129, 130 ill., 131, 142, 151, 156, 200, 253, 268, 269, 270
and Headquarters, 91, 95, 96, 98, 101, 102, 106, 107-08, 117-18, 119, 124, 125-27, 134-35, 141, 148, 149-50, 156, 189, 203, 255
Life Sciences Directorate, 92, 96-112, 115, 131, 200, 253-54, 255, 268
end manned spaceflight, 111-12, 127-28, 140, 144
and the military, 97, 143, 145, 151, 154-56, 157-58, 209, 262
organization, 119-26, 161-68, 249, 272, 273
origins of life research, 249, 253, 274
personnel, 139, 163, 200-02, 249
project management, 91-92, 123-24, 199, 202-04, 207, 210
public relations, 145-46, 153, 183, 184-88, 220
spacecraft heating studies, 127ill., 129, 131-32, 168-70, 171 ill., 193, 200
space medicine, 110 ill., 260, 261-62, 268, 269-70
space science research, 127-28, 200
and Space Task Group, 95, 98, 99, 107
spin-off technology, 111, 144-45, 183, 192-95, 251, 264
and universities, 73, 110, 144, 145-46, 183, 187, 188-92, 250
Anderson, Seth, 204
Apollo program, 105, 131, 139
Army Ballistics Missile Agency (ABMA), 84, 87
Army, U.S., 42, 84, 85. See also military subheads of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Ames Research Center, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
awards, 22, 249, 255, 259, 267, 275-84
 
Bader, Michel, 166, 212
Ballhaus, William, 267, 270
ballistic missile research, 66-67
Berry, Charles, 101
Bioletti, Carlton, 54,55, 125, 205
Biosatellite project, 96, 125, 144, 163-64, 213
blunt-body theory, viii, 66 ill., 67-68
Boeing Aircraft Co., 43
boost-glide concept. See Dynasoar project.
Boyd, John W. (Jack), 97, 149, 203, 257-58, 266, 267
Bright, Loren, 149, 174, 268
Budget, Bureau of, 86
Busemann, Adolph, 43
Bush, Vannevar, 31-32, 116
 
C-46 Flying Laboratory. See research aircraft.
C-141 Starlifter. See research aircraft.
Carter, Jimmy, 247
Chapman, Dean, 132, 150, 166, 168, 170, 173, 174, 175, 203, 206, 208, 218, 267
Charters, Alex, 73-74
Collier Trophy. See awards.
computer, 65, 72, 73, 130, 149, 151, 173-76, 256, 260, 271
Concorde (supersonic commercial aircraft), 130-31
Convair 990. See research aircraft.
Coon, Grant, 144-45
Cortwright, Edgar, 170, 212
Cowings, Patricia, 269
Crane, Robert, 125, 135, 213, 214, 218
Crowley,J. W. (Gus), 63-64, 118
 
Defense, Dept. of, 83-85, 86-87
Deep Space Network, 215
De France, Smith, 109, 132-33, 157 ill., 201
and Ames, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11 ill., 38, 51, 52, 54, 55, 64, 79, 256
and life sciences, 92, 96-97, 98, 102, 103, 104, 108
management style, 12-14, 15, 23-24, 40, 44-45, 53, 58, 59, 62, 71-72, 140-41, 148, 205
and Pioneer project, 123, 124, 212, 213
deicing research, 19-22
Doolittle,James H., 81, 86, 116, 117
Dryden Flight Research Center, 121, 143, 266, 268, 271
Dryden, Hugh L., 62, 64, 82, 85, 86, 87, 116-17, 140
Durand, William, 7, 36, 183
Dusterberry,John, 51, 142, 263
Dyna-Soar project, 75-76, 77, 82, 169. See also lifting body.
 
Eggers, Alfred J., 24-25, 75, 121, 122, 123-24, 126, 141, 211-12, 213
Eisenhower, Dwight D., 84
Engine Research Laboratory. See Lewis Research Center.
Enterprise. See Space Shuttle.
European Space Agency, 247
Explorer 1, 85
Faget, Max, 169
Faye, Alan, 126
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 111, 155
Few, David, 261
Fletcher,James C., 157-58, 219 ill., 247
Flight Simulator for Advanced Aircraft (FSAA), 142, 151
Foster, John, 125, 218, 219
Freeman, Arthur, 126, 186, 201
Frosch, Robert A., 247
funding
Ames, 3-4, 17,37, 39, 44, 51, 57, 59, 78-80, 103, 126, 139, 141, 202-03, 206-248
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 44, 51, 73, 78, 81, 140, 206
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 94, 139, 140, 206-07, 255
Galileo project, 246, 248, 249, 250-51, 267, 273, 274
Galileo II. See research aircraft, Convair 990.
Gerard, R. W., 100, 104, 105
Gilruth, Robert R., 43
Glazer, Jack, 189-90, 191, 192
Glennan, T. Keith, 87, 92, 94, 97, 117-18, 122
Goddard Space Flight Center, 95, 98, 178, 209, 211, 218, 264
Goett, Harry, 11 ill., 208, 209
and Ames, 15,51-52, 53, 56, 59, 72, 73, 96, 141
and Goddard, 95, 121
Goldstein, Howard, 169, 173
Goodwin, Glen, 192
Guastaferro, Angelo, 273
Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, 5, 37
 
Hall, Charles, 2, 23-24, 108n, 124-25, 212, 213-14, 218, 219, 220 ill., 221, 259, 267
Harnett, Daniel J., 193
Harper, Charles, 121
Hartman, Edwin P., 21-22, 23,44, 63, 74-75
Haymaker, Webb, 100, 102, 103, 123
heat-transfer research. See Ames Research Center, spacecraft heating study.
helicopter. See research aircraft.
High Speed Panel. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Hood, Manley, 116, 122
Hughes Aircraft Co., 211, 215, 273
Hunsaker, Jerome C., 44, 68, 82
 
Illiac IV. See computer.
insulation studies. See Ames Research Center, spacecraft heating studies.
IRAS Telescope project, 166, 246, 249, 268
 
Jacobs, Eastman, 36, 61
jet propulsion, 34-36
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 87, 95, 158, 210, 211, 246, 250, 267
Johnson, Clarence L. (Kelly), 177
Johnson, Lyndon B., 86
Johnson Manned Spacecraft Center, 107
Johnson Space Center, 165, 170, 178, 209
Jones, R. T., 43-44,65, 212, 255-56, 266
Jupiter Orbiter and Probe mission. See Galileo mission.
 
Kennedy Space Center, 211
Kety, (Seymour) committee report, 92, 93, 94, 97, 106
Klein, Harold, 92n, 102, 103, 104 ill., 105, 106, 107-08, 108-09, 192
Knutson, Martin, 178
Konecci, Eugene, 100-01, 103-04
Kuiper Airborne Observatory. See research aircraft, C-141.
 
Landsat project. See Ames Research Center, earth resource survey.
Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, 95
and Ames, 1, 3,4, 7-8, 9, 10-12, 64-65, 145, 150-51, 156-57, 170, 201, 246
and the military, 2, 22-23, 24
research contributions, 2-3, 34-36, 56, 60-61, 63, 64-65, 167
Larson, Howard, 168, 169-70, 173
Learjet. See research aircraft.
Lewis Engine Research Laboratory, 9, 36
Lewis Research Center, 63, 95, 120, 211, 246
Lewis, George W.,3, 4, 12,39, 57, 59, 62, 64n, 82, 140
lifting body, 76 ill., 77 ill., 78, 82
Lindbergh, Charles A., 4
Lockheed Co., 169, 172
Lomax, Harvard, 173, 174
Lovelace, W. Randolph, 101
Low, George M., 148, 176
 
M-1, M-2. See lifting body.
MacCormack, Robert, 173, 174
Maggin, Bernard, 100
Manned Spacecraft Center, See Johnson Space Center.
Mark, Hans, 142, 147 ill., 155-56, 157 ill., 162, 166, 169, 173, 189, 219 ill., 245, 247
and Ames procurement, 150, 170, 174, 175, 176, 180
management style, 146-51, 203, 205, 207
Martin, Jim, 253
Mathews, Howard, 218
Mead, George, 41
Mercury project, 94, 107
Mercury project reentry capsule, 67 ill.
Moffett Field, 4, 5-6
 
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), 1, 85-86, 116, 125-26. See also Ames Aeronautical Laboratory; funding.
High Speed Panel, 61
and industry, 2,4, 5, 21, 22, 23, 36, 41, 46, 52, 53, 62, 83
and the military, 2,3-4,5-6, 8-9, 19, 21, 22-23, 35-36, 39-42, 44, 75, 81-83
personnel, 24, 71, 79, 115, 119
Research Airplane Projects Panel, 61, 63
research contributions, 2, 5, 61, 62-63, 75, 118, 125-26
and space program, 68, 73, 81, 83, 85, 86-87
and universities, 4-5, 6-7, 117
Western Coordination Office, 6, 23, 63-64
National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, 86, 190
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). See also Ames Research Center, and Headquarters; funding; National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
and contracting, 118-19, 140
life sciences program, 92-95, 97, 100-05
manned spaceflight program, 126, 127
and the military, 92, 143, 177-78, 254
Office of Life Science Programs, 94-95, 99, 100
organization, 87, 95, 100, 101, 118, 125, 273
National Science Foundation, 33, 86
Naval Appropriations Act of 1915, 2
Navy, U.S., 83, 84, 85. See also military subheads of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Ames Research Center, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Nickle, Ferrill, 51, 57, 126
North American Aviation, 52, 63
Nysmith, Robert, 207, 208
 
Office of Management and Budget, 59, 150, 156
 
Parsons, John (Jack), 7, 8, 11 ill., 14, 19, 54, 72, 80 ill., 115, 124, 141, 142, 201, 204, 213
Pioneer missions:
Pioneer 1, 2, 210
Pioneer 3,4, 210-11
Pioneer 5, 210, 211
Pioneer 6-9, 144, 211, 274
Pioneer 10, 211, 217 ill., 218, 219-20, 243, 261
Pioneer 11, 211, 218, 219-20, 255, 262-63, 264-65
Pioneer 17, 216 ill.
Pioneer-Venus 1, 2, 211, 247, 252-53, 254-55, 256, 257, 258-59, 261, 273-74
Pioneer project, 96, 108n, 110, 124, 158, 163-64, 210-21, 258, 264, 267
Pirtle, Melvin, 176
Planetary exploration. See Galileo project; Pioneer missions and project.
Ponnamperuma, Cyril, 144, 190
President's Science Advisory Committee, 86
 
Quiet Short-Haul Research Aircraft. See research aircraft.
 
Randt, Clark, 92, 94-95, 98-99, 107
research aircraft:
AD-1, 266
C-46 Flying Laboratory, 20 ill., 21 ill.
C-141 Starlifter, 152, 165, 166, 200, 245
Convair 990 research laboratory, 143, 145, 152, 153 ill., 165, 200, 247, 250, 260
helicopter, 151, 156-57, 245, 249, 262
Learjet, 143, 145, 165, 244-45, 248
Quiet Short-Haul Research Aircraft (QSRA), 152, 253, 254, 267, 269, 271, 274
Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA), 246, 251-52, 259-60
Tilt-Rotor Research Aircraft, 246, 262, 268
U-2, 153-54, 165, 177-80, 200, 248, 250, 259, 270
Vertical and Short Take-off and Landing (V/STOL), 66, 68, 75, 96, 121, 127, 129,143, 145, 150, 152, 155, 156, 246
XV-15, 154 ill., 248, 251, 261, 270, 271, 273
Research Airplane Projects Panel. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Roberts, Leonard, 157, 273
Robinson, Russell G., 6, 54-55, 61, 72, 98, 120, 123, 205, 213, 256, 266
Rocket and Satellite Research Panel, 85
Rodert, Lewis A., 20,61
Roosevelt, Franklin D., 31,32
Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA). See research aircraft.
 
Safety applications end procedures, 111, 155, 204-05
Sandler, Harold, 106, 260, 261, 268
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project (SETI), 263
Seiff, Alvin, 75, 122, 167
Sharp, Edward R., 8-9, 12,40
Sonett, Charles, 122-23
Soviet Union, 68, 153, 260, 261-62, 263
Spacelab, 244, 247, 255
space law, 189-90
space medicine and biology. See space medicine and spin-off technology subheads under Ames Research Center.
space program, U.S. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
space race. See Sputnik.
Space Shuttle, 166, 167, 169, 170, 171 ill., 172, 209-10, 268
Enterprise, 244
Galileo Jupiter probe, 273
Infrared Telescope Facility, 266
Space Task Group. See Ames Research Center.
Sputnik, 68, 73, 84, 183
Stack, John, 44, 61
swept-wing aircraft. See aeronautical research, Alsos mission; Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, research contributions.
Syvertson, Clarence, 76, 77, 115, 126, 148, 156, 213, 243, 247, 252, 263, 266
 
tektites, 132, 168
Teller, Edward, 176
Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft. See research aircraft.
Tomberlin, Knapp A., 189
Truman, Harry,32
TRW Systems Group, 210, 211, 213, 215
 
U-2 aircraft. See research aircraft. Unitary Plan. See wind tunnel.
 
Van Allen,James A., 85, 265
Vanguard project, 83-84, 85, 86, 95n
Vertical and Short Take-off and Landing (V/STOL). See research aircraft.
Victory, John, 4, 8, 45, 116-17
Viking program, 105, 110
Vincenti, Walter, 16
von Braun, Werner, 83, 117 von Karman, Theodore, 39
 
Weightlessness. See Ames Research Center, space medicine.
Whitcomb, Richard T., 65
White, David, 274
White, Sam, 268
 
wind tunnel, 16-19, 22, 33, 35 ill., 129, 143, 152, 200, 251, 254, 256-57, 273, 274. See also computer.
hypersonic, 167
supersonic, 37-39, 72-73
transonic, 44, 61, 73, 266
Unitary Plan, 44, 54, 64, 79
 
Wood, Donald, 55, 72, 201
 
XV-15. See research aircraft.
 
Young, A. Thomas, 258, 267


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