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Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1972; Chronology of Science, Technology, and Policy, NASA SP-4017

Library of Congress, Science and Technology Division

Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, Washington, DC, 1974
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ix, [1], 580, [6] pages. Illustrations Appendix A: Satellites, Space Probes, and Manned Space Flights, a Chronicle for 1972. Appendix B: Chronology of major NASA launches, 1972. Appendix C: Chronology of manned space flight, 1972. Appendix D: Abbreviations of References. Index and List of abbreviations and Acronyms. Foreword by Associate Deputy Administrator Willis H. Shapley. Foxing on top edge, some wear and discoloration to boards. NASA SP-4017. Sponsored by NASA Historical Office. NASA's twelfth annual chronology of events in astronautics and aeronautics reflects a U.S. space program redefined to be less costly and perhaps less spectacular in the 1970s than in the previous decade-yet this volume records a continued and indeed matured response to the challenges of space, both in scientific exploration and in practical uses. The year 1972 closed with the triumphant end of the Apollo program. A major step forward in space applications, turning space knowledge and technology into practical benefits, was the launch of Erts 1 to begin global observation of the earth's resources and environmental factors. NASA's technology utilization program expanded the nation's technology base and attacked problems in health and medical care, air and water pollution, transportation, urban construction, and fire safety. 1972 produced significant firsts in space science. Pioneer 10 made the first probe of the Asteroid Belt. Mariner 9 data laid the groundwork for 1975-1976 Viking missions to softland on Mars and search for evidence of life. The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory made the first ultraviolet observations of Uranus, observed a supernova, and, at this writing, has returned compelling evidence of the existence of black holes in space. NASA's major efforts in aeronautics were directed chiefly toward quieter engines; efficient, short-haul air transportation; and reduction of exhaust emissions. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Bookseller Inventory # 55533

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Title: Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1972; ...

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, Washington, DC

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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