Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990
by Roger E. Bilstein
Publisher: United States Government Printing 1989
Number of pages: 167
This is a concise history of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and its successor agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This edition not only updates the historical record, but restores aeronautics to its due place in the history of the agency and of mankind's most fascinating and continuing voyage.
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