The Wind and Beyond
by James R. Hansen,
Publisher: NASA History Office 2003
Airplane travel is surely one of the most significant technological achievements of the last century. How ideas about aerodynamics first developed and how the science and technology evolved to forge the airplane into the revolutionary machine that it became is the epic story told in this projected six-volume series.
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by T. A. Heppenheimer - NASA
Hypersonics is the study of flight at speeds where aerodynamic heating dominates the physics of the problem. Typically this is Mach 5 and higher. Hypersonics is an engineering science with close links to supersonics and engine design.
Space systems engineering is a worthy field of study within the larger context of all sciences and engineering. This book is an introduction to both the historical design challenges of transport and space hardware design, and new engineering methods.
by T.I. Ligum - NASA
This book presents the physical bases of practical high-speed aerodynamics, and the influence of air compressibility on the aerodynamic characteristics of wings and aircraft. Primary attention is turned to passenger jets.
by Steven J. Dick - NASA
Thought-provoking ideas, views, and speculative reasoning. The book itself is divided into three parts: National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age; Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age; and Reflections of the Space Age.