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High-speed dreams; NASA and the technopolitics of supersonic transportation, 1945-1999.

080188067X

High-speed dreams; NASA and the technopolitics of supersonic transportation, 1945-1999.

Conway, Erik M.

Johns Hopkins U. Press

2005

369 pages

$49.95

Hardcover

New series in NASA history

TL685

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration contracted with Conway, historian at its Langley Research Center, to write the history of the agency's attempts to design and build an airliner capable of flying faster than the speed of sound, from the late 1950s until the most recent program was canceled in 1998. He reveals how national politics and business interests interact in high technology.

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