The Birth of NASA:
NASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo
By Sylvia D. Fries
This book discusses the backgrounds and careers of the NASA engineers who made the Apollo missions to the Moon successful. Written on the twentieth anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing, this history takes a look at "typical" engineers of the period who helped NASA accomplish its extraordinary goals. Making extensive use of oral history, the author examines NASA's sociocultural roots and shows how many people came together during the 1960s to work on complicated technological tasks. 241 pages, paperback.
". . . provides unique insights into the minds
and feelings of a generation of dedicated and talented engineers who provided the
groundwork . . . [for] one of mankind's most memorable . . . technological
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