NASA Langley Research Center: The First Century To the Moon and Beyond

ISBN: 9781634991209
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In its first century and counting, NASA Langley Research Center [LaRC] has had a remarkable history that has stood out not only for the many outstanding achievements in flight and space exploration but the people who made it happen.

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In its first century and counting, NASA Langley Research Center [LaRC] has had a remarkable history that has stood out not only for the many outstanding achievements in flight and space exploration but the people who made it happen.

“If there were a list of 100 people who contributed the most the progress in the world of flight, I believe Langley would provide the most names. Without question,” observed astronaut, aeronautical engineer and the first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Alden Armstrong (1930 – 2012) on LaRC’s nineteenth anniversary, “many of the giants of aero research spent their careers here, and many others, who learned their craft here, went on to lead other research efforts at other governments labs in the industry.

Langley has been a powerhouse of creative thinking.” With a centennial theme of “inventing the future,” NASA LaRC is poised to enter its second century of ingenuity and invention with a wealth of pending and proposed research, and near-term prognostication may prove a bit easier.

BOOK ISBN 9781634991209
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 144 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 29 April 2019
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 200 colour photographs

 

 






Amy Waters Yarsinske is the author of several best-selling, award-winning nonfiction books, most recently An American in the Basement: the Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-up of His Death, and while it and other titles have led to major media interviews and speaking engagements across the country, An American in the Basement and Amy’s other work on this issue importantly continues the national conversation of POW/MIA accountability.  The book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Non-fiction in 2014. To those who know this prolific author, it’s no surprise that this Renaissance woman became a writer.  She learned at an early age that self-expression had to be forceful, accurate and relevant. This drive to document and investigate history-shaping stories and people has already led to over 70 nonfiction books, most of them spotlighting current affairs, the military, history and the environment.

Amy graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics.  She earned her Master of Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she was a DuPont Fellow and Lawn/Range resident.  She also holds numerous graduate certificates, including those earned from the CIVIC Leadership Institute and the Joint Forces Staff College, both headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.  Amy serves on the national board of directors of Honor-Release-Return, Inc. and the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition, where she is also the chairman of the Gulf War Illness Committee. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Authors Guild and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association (NCLHA), among her many professional and civic memberships and activities.

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