Doing the Impossible: George E. Mueller and the Management of NASA's Human Spaceflight Program

Doing the Impossible: George E. Mueller and the Management of NASA's Human Spaceflight Program

by Arthur L. Slotkin

Paperback(2012)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461437000
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 07/25/2012
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 678,909
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

With degrees in aerospace engineering, Arthur L. Slotkin worked for the AIAA and wrote about the space program In the early 1970s. Joining the System Development Corporation he assisted George E. Mueller and continued to support him after Mueller’s retirement in 1983. After a 30 year career in the computer software and services industry, Slotkin earned another graduate degree in the history of technology and spent the last eight years researching and writing this book. The ideas and innovations Mueller brought to NASA from the Air Force ballistic missile program are highlighted.

Table of Contents

Illustrations.- Tables.- Foreword.- Acknowledgments.- Introduction.- Chapter 1: Reorganizing.- Chapter 2: Program management.- Chapter 3: Getting Ready.- Chapter 4: Resuming Flight.- Chapter 5: Learning, developing, and planning.- Chapter 6: Peaks and valleys.- Chapter 7: Recovery.- Chapter 8: All-up testing.- Chapter 9: Orbiting the Moon.- Chapter 10: A railroad in space.- Epilogue.- Bibliography.- Abbreviations.- Index.

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