High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation, 1945-1999 (New Series in NASA History)

High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation, 1945-1999 (New Series in NASA History)

Erik M. Conway


In High-Speed Dreams, Erik M. Conway constructs an insightful heritage that focuses totally on the political and advertisement components answerable for the increase and fall of yankee supersonic shipping learn courses. Conway charts advertisement supersonic learn efforts during the altering relationships among overseas and household politicians, military/NASA contractors, inner most traders, and environmentalists. He records post-World struggle II efforts on the nationwide Advisory Committee on Aeronautics and the security division to generate supersonic flight applied sciences, the makes an attempt to commercialize those applied sciences by way of Britain and the us through the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, environmental campaigns opposed to SST expertise within the Nineteen Seventies, and next makes an attempt to revitalize supersonic know-how on the finish of the century.

High-Speed Dreams is a cosmopolitan research of politics, economics, nationalism, and the worldwide pursuit of growth. Historians, besides contributors in present aerospace examine courses, will achieve useful standpoint at the interplay of politics and technology.

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