Beyond the Atmosphere: Early Years of Space Science


[475-476] Chapter 14 Source Notes


1. Alex Roland, Research by Committee: A History of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, NASA SP-4103, comment ed. (Washington, 1979).

2. Jane Van Nimmen and Leonard C. Bruno with Robert L. Rosholt, NASA Historical Data Book, 1958-1968, vol. 1. NASA Resources, NASA SP-4012 (Washington, 1976), pp. 222-27, 279-95, 297-312, 377-410, 347-76, 259-67; Alfred Rosenthal, Venture into Space: Early Years of the Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA SP-4301 (Washington, 1968); Joseph A. Shortal, A New Dimension: Wallops Island Flight Test Range, the First Fifteen Years, NASA RP-1028 (Washington, 1978); Clayton Koppes, History of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in preparation at California Institute of Technology.

3. Van Nimmen et al., NASA Resources, pp. 386-87.

4. Ibid., p. 351.

5. Ibid., pp. 302-09.

6. Richard F. Hirsh, "A Search for Scientific Paradigms in Early Non-solar X-ray Astronomy," NASA HHN-139 (NASA History Office, Aug. 1976).

7. Van Nimmen et al., NASA Resources, pp. 421-35.

8. See published proceedings of Lunar Science Conferences held annually for many years in Houston; for example, A. A. Levinson, ed., Proceedings of the Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, Houston, Texas, January 5-8, 1970, 3 vols. (New York: Pergamon Press, 1970).

9. NASA, "Historical Pocket Statistics" (Washington, Jan. 1976). pp. A88, A6-A9, A13-A15, A10-A11.

10. Ibid., pp. A20-A26; Helen T. Wells, Susan H. Whiteley, and Carrie E. Karegeannes, Origins of NASA Names, NASA SP-4402 (Washington, 1976), p. 15.

11. Van Nimmen et al., NASA Resources, p. 336.

12. House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 1963 NASA Authorization, hearings before Subcommittee on Space Science, 87th Cong., 2d sess., 6-20 Mar. 1962, pp. 19.59-66; Centaur Program, hearings, 15-18 May 1962, pp. 111- 15.

13. Author's notebook, 5 Oct. 1962, NF28.

14. Harry J. Goett to Robert -Seamans, 5 July 1963.

15. Proposed revision of NMI 1 37-1-1, "Conduct of Space Sciences Program-Selection of Scientific Investigations and Investigators," typescript, 26 July 1963, App. A, NF17(318).

16. Homer E. Newell to Goett. 5 Nov. 1963, NF12(183).

17. Author's notes for talk at Airlie House, Warrenton, Va., to NASA project managers, 9 Mar. 1964, NF12(184).

18. Author's notebook, 30 Dec. 1963, NF28.

19. Years later an analysis by D. D. Wyatt showed what had caused the concern of Associate Administrator Seamans and his staff. See, D. D. Wyatt to NASA Admin., "NASA Cost Projection" 10 Apr. 1969, NF40.

20. Robert C. Seamans, Jr., to Monte D. Wright, 3 Aug. 1978, NF40.

21. Ibid.