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Expanding the Envelope

Flight Research at the NACA and NASA

Michael H. Gorn


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" Winner of the AIAA 2004 Garner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award Expanding the Envelope is the first book to explore the full panorama of flight research history, from the earliest attempts by such nineteenth century practitioners as England's Sir George Cayley, who tested his kites and gliders by subjecting them to experimental flight, to the cutting-edge aeronautical research conducted by the NACA and NASA. Michael H. Gorn explores the vital human aspect of the history of flight rese.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813122052, 488pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2001

About the Author

Michael H. Gorn, historian with the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, is the author of The Universal Man: Theodore von Karman's Life in Aeronautics.