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Publications

Press Releases

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2005/mar/HQ_05067_excellence.html
NASA press release on 90 years of aeronautical excellence.


Documents from Model Research: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 19151958 by Alex Roland (NASA SP-4103, 1985) Washington, DC.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4103/app-a.htm#1
Naval Appropriations Bill rider P.L. 63-271, 1915. The charter of the NACA.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4103/app-h2.htm#18
National Aviation Policy, 1920.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4103/app-h2.htm#21
NACA accomplishments, c.1928.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4103/app-h2.htm#22
Why the NACA? and NACA responses, 1930–31.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4103/app-h3.htm#30
Westover Committee Report, 1938.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4103/app-h3.htm#36
National Aeronautical Research Policy, 1946.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4103/app-h3.htm#38
Appraisal of German Research in Comparison with NACA, 1946.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4103/app-h4.htm#46
NACA proposal for expanding into space flight research, 1958.


Documents from The Wind and Beyond: Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1, The Ascent of the Airplane by James R. Hansen, ed. (NASA SP-2003-4409, 2003):

On a new type of wind tunnel (variable density), 1921, p.511–521.

The NACA full-scale wind tunnel, 1933, p.591–601.


Documents from Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume 1: Organizing for Exploration by John Logsdon, Linda Lear, Janelle Warren-Findlay, Ray Williamson, and Dwayne Day :

http://www.history.nasa.gov/report58.html
Special Committee on Space Technology, Recommendations to NASA on a National Civilian Space Program, 1958.

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/ogc/spaceact.html
The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.


Books:

Mack, Pamela E., ed. From Engineering Science to Big Science: The NACA and NASA Collier Trophy Research Project Winners. (NASA SP-4219, 1998) This book is also available online.

Roland, Alex. Model Research: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1915–1958. (NASA SP-4103, 1985) This book is also available online.

Hunley, J. D., ed. Toward Mach 2: The Douglas D-558 Program. (NASA SP-4222, 1999) This book is available online.

Hartman, Edwin, P. Adventures in Research: A History of Ames Research Center, 1940–1965. (NASA SP-4302, 1970) Click here to view book online.

Muenger, Elizabeth A. Searching the Horizon: A History of Ames Research Center, 1940–1976. (NASA SP-4304, 1985) Click here to view book online.

Hansen, James R. Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory,1917–1958 (NASA SP-4305, 1987) Click here to view book online.

Dawson, Virginia P. Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology. (NASA SP-4306, 1991) Click here to view book online.

Bugos, Glenn E. Atmosphere of Freedom: Sixty Years at the NASA Ames Research Center. (NASA SP-2000-4314, 2000) Click here to view book online.


Monographs

Gorn, Michael H. Hugh L. Dryden's Career in Aviation and Space. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 5, 1996.

Peebles, Curtis, editor. The Spoken Word: Recollections of Dryden History, The Early Years. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 30, 2003 (SP-2003-4530). Click here to view the monograph.

Jenkins, Dennis R., Tony Landis, and Jay Miller. American X-Vehicles: An Inventory- X-1 to X-50. Monograph in Aerospace History, No. 31, 2003 (SP-2003-4531). Click here to view monograph.


Miscellaneous Publications

The High Speed Frontier: Case Histories of Four NACA Programs, 1920-1950. (NASA SP-445, 1980)

Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft. (NASA SP-468,1985) Out of print.

Flight Research at Ames, 1940–1997 (SP-3300, 1998)

Wind Tunnels of NASA. (NASA SP-440, 1981) Out of print.

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Content Author:  Elizabeth Suckow
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