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I.

Origins of Marshall Space Flight Center

II.

The Center in the Saturn Years: Culture, Choice, and Change

III.

Crafting Rockets and Rovers: Apollo Engineering Achievements

IV.

The Marshall Reconstruction

V.

Between a Rocket and a Hard Place: Transformation in a Time of Austerity

VI.

Skylab: Competition and Cooperation in Human Systems

VII.

Beyond "The Gate of Heaven": Marshall Diversifies

VIII.

The Space Shuttle: Development of a New Transportation System

IX.

The Challenger Accident

X.

The Recover: Investigation and Return to Flight

XI.

Spacelab: International Cooperation in Orbit

XII.

The Hubble Space Telescope

XIII.

Space Station: A Visionary Program in a Pragmatic Era

XIV.

Conclusion 1960-1990

Appendix A-Center Chronology
Appendix B-Personnel
Appendix C-Center Directors
Appendix D-Organization Charts
Appendix E-Budget and Expenses
Appendix F-Brief Chronology of Facilities Buildup Relating to History of Marshall Space Flight Center (Early 1950’s through 1990)
Appendix G-Major MSFC Patents
Appendix H-Huntsville Area Social and Economic Change
Sources and Research Materials
Index
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