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Power To Explore -- History of Marshall Space Flight Center 1960-1990

Picture of Marshall Space Flight CenterThis scholarly study of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center places the institutions in social, political, scientific, and technological context. It traces the evolution of Marshall, located in Huntsville, Alabama, from its origins as an Army missile development organization to its status in 1990 as one of the most diversified of NASA's field Centers. Chapters discuss military rocketry programs in Germany and the United States, Apollo-Saturn, Skylab, Space Shuttle, Spacelab, the Space Station, and various scientific and technical projects including the Hubble Space Telescope. It sheds light not only on the history of space technology, science, and exploration, but also on the Cold War, federal politics, and complex organizations.

About the Authors

Photo: Andrew J. DunarAndrew J. Dunar is professor of history at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is the author of The Truman Scandals and the Politics of Morality, and co-author of Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History of the Great Depression.

 

 

 

Stephen P. WaringStephen P. Waring is associate professor of history at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is the author of Taylorism Transformed: Scientific Management Theory Since 1945.

 

 

 

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