Ideas into Hardware: A History of the Rocket Engine Test Facility at the NASA Glenn Research Center (Hardcover)
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This document was generated for the NASA Glenn Research Center, in accordance with a Memorandum of Agreement among the Federal Aviation Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The Ohio State Historic Preservation Officer, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The City of Cleveland's goal to expand the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport required the NASA Glenn Research Center's Rocket Engine Test Facility, located adjacent to the airport, to be removed before this expansion could be realized. To mitigate the removal of this registered National Historic Landmark, the National Park Service stipulated that the Rocket Engine Test Facility be documented to Level I standards of the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). This history project was initiated to fulfill and supplement that requirement.
About the Author
Virginia Dawson is the author of books and articles on the history of science, technology and local Cleveland history. Taming Liquid Hydrogen: The Centaur Upper State Rocket, 1958-2002, co-authored with Mark Bowles, won the 2004 AIAA History Manuscript Award presented for the best manuscript dealing with the science, technology, and/or the impact of aeronautics on society. They also collaborated on a prize-winning documentary, Reaching Out for Liberty and Light, featuring the life of Ohio Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton. Dr. Dawson is a founder and president of History Enterprises, Inc. a company that specializes in writing institutional histories for businesses and non-profit organizations.