History
epub |eng | | Author:Jeffrey Kluger

TEN December 21, 1968 Technically, Gene Kranz did not need to be present at Mission Control in Houston on the day Apollo 8 launched. The official manning list—the roster of ...
( Category: Astronautics & Space Flight May 24,2017 )
epub, mobi |eng | 2009-03-02 | Author:Harold Evans [EVANS, HAROLD]

In 2002, the Bank of America merged with NationsBank of Charlotte in a $48 billion agreement and the following year merged with FleetBoston Financial Corporation, with almost $1 trillion in ...
( Category: Patents & Inventions March 21,2017 )
epub, mobi, azw3 |eng | 2016-04-19 | Author:Rowland White [White, Rowland]

THIRTY-EIGHT Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 1980 While NASA struggled to return American astronauts to space, the Air Force unmanned space program was thriving. The first year of the new ...
( Category: History February 24,2017 )
epub |eng | 2016-01-21 | Author:Robert M. Dienesch [Dienesch, Robert M.]

Film Return, Project II-A, and the CIA’s CORONA (November 1957–February 1958) Even as Lockheed was drawing up plans for expediting the WS-117L, forces beyond its control were eclipsing its efforts. ...
( Category: Astronautics & Space Flight November 30,2016 )
epub |eng | 2016-07-25 | Author:Gretchen Bakke [Bakke, Gretchen]

NOTABLE PASSINGS In 2014 the people of Boulder voted to municipalize their electrical infrastructure. They simply bought the wires and all the rest from Xcel and bade their digging, meddling, ...
( Category: Electricity September 11,2016 )
epub |eng | | Author:Sheila Jasanoff

NEW VULNERABILITIES Digital traces of persons differ from physical ones in ways that make it more problematic and less useful to draw straightforward analogies with physical persons or spaces. First, ...
( Category: History September 10,2016 )
epub, mobi |eng | 2016-06-03 | Author:Benjamin Peters [Peters, Benjamin]

Figure 4.16 Inside an ASU: Machine Hall, State Institute of Computing Centers, unknown date. In the 1970s, several civilian factories received ASUs under direction of the OGAS team. Most of ...
( Category: History July 8,2016 )
epub |eng | 2015-02-24 | Author:Luis A. Campos [Campos, Luis A.]

Muller was clearly supporting a kind of quasi-alchemical transmutational bridge between two powerful concepts in the realms of physics and of biology—an association clearly shared by many of his contemporaries. ...
( Category: History May 12,2016 )
mobi, epub |eng | 2008-01-02 | Author:W. David Woods

SPS: the engine that just had to work The SPS engine was mounted at the rear of the central tunnel, below the helium tanks. This was the one major engine ...
( Category: Astronautics & Space Flight May 12,2016 )
mobi, epub |eng | 2009-01-02 | Author:Ben Evans

One of Johnson's earliest official acts was the establishment of the so-called `Warren Commission' to investigate the president's death. Chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the very man who had ...
( Category: Astronautics & Space Flight May 12,2016 )
epub |eng | 2013-09-19 | Author:Leonard DeGraaf

The experience of Roy Matton, a traveler for the Silverstone Talking Machine Co. in St. Louis, is typical. On October 15, 1910, Matton visited forty-one homes. He placed four phonographs ...
( Category: History April 22,2016 )
epub, azw3 |eng | 2015-12-31 | Author:Jay Gallentine [Gallentine, Jay]

14 Devil from Redondo A horrendous undertaking. —Loyal Goff of NASA’s Viking Program Office, on the Viking Biology Instrument Unfettered and indiscriminate in attitude and behavior, the Looney Tunes Tasmanian ...
( Category: Astronautics & Space Flight February 13,2016 )
epub |eng | | Author:Brian Clegg

12. BEAM ME UP If your first experience of teleportation was Star Trek and the all-too-frequent requests to Mr. Scott to be beamed up (wonderfully parodied in Galaxy Quest), then ...
( Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy January 24,2016 )
epub |eng | 2003-07-02 | Author:John Steele Gordon [Gordon, John Steele]

8. Lightning Through Deep Waters ONCE THE AGAMEMNON RETURNED to Queenstown, Field, Thomson, and Bright left immediately for London to meet with the board of directors of the Atlantic Telegraph ...
( Category: History January 2,2016 )
epub |eng | 2015-07-10 | Author:John Markoff

6|COLLABORATION In a restored brick building in Boston, a humanoid figure turned its head. The robot was no more than an assemblage of plastic, motors, and wires, all topped by ...
( Category: History December 5,2015 )