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NASA FIELD CENTERS and FACILITIES

 
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Aeropropulsion and communications technologies
Earth, the solar system, and Universe observations
Robotic exploration of the solar system
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Space transportation and propulsion technologies
Rocket propulsion testing and remote sensing technology
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Suborbital flights and research programs

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Resources

 

BALLISTIC MISSILE BASICS

ROCKETS AND PEOPLE SERIES by Boris Chertok NASA SP-2005-4110 Rockets and People Vol. 1

NASA SP-2006-4110 Rockets and People Vol. 2 Creating a Rocket Industry

NASA SP-2011-4110 Rockets and People Vol. 3 Hot Days of the Cold War

NASA SP-2011-4110 Rockets and People Vol. 4 The Moon Race

NASA SP-4012 HISTORICAL DATA BOOK

Volume I NASA Resources 1958-1968

Volume II Programs and Projects 1958-1968

Volume III Programs and Projects 1969-1978

Volume IV NASA Resources 1969-1978

Volume V NASA Launch Systems, Space Transportation, Human Spaceflight, and Space Science 1979-1988

Volume VI NASA Space Applications, Aeronautics, Space Research & Technology, Tracking & Data Acquisition/Support Operations, Commercial Programs, and Resources 1979-1988

Volume VII NASA Launch Systems, Space Transportation, Human Spaceflight, and Space Science 1979-1988

Volume VIII NASA Earth Science & Space Applications, Aeronautics, Technology, Exploration, Tracking & Data Acquisition Space Operations Facilities and Resources 1989-1998

CHALLENGE TO APOLLO by Asif Siddiqi (2000)

Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974

HISTORY OF NACA and NASA, 1915-1990

NASA SP-4406 Orders of Magnitude: A History of NACA and NASA 1915-1990

LAUNCH and AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN

Mainstream Design Synthesis Process

Launch Vehicle Design Process: Characterization, Technical Integration, and Lessons Learned (2001)

Design Rules of Thumb for Military Aircraft, Helicopters, and Missiles

ROCKET PROPULSION ELEMENTS, 8th Edition by George P. Sutton and Oscar Biblarz (2010)

INTERNAL AERODYNAMICS in SOLID ROCKET PROPULSION (2004)

Internal Aerodynamics in Solid Rocket Propulsion NATO Research & Technology Organization Educational Notes EN-023

APOLLO SATURN V LAUNCH VEHICLE SYSTEM SPECIFICATION (1963)

HOW TO BUILD and FLY YOUR OWN HOMEMADE ROCKET

The U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol (CAP) provides an excellent guide for building and launching your own homemade rocket, for those so inclined. Although written for cadets in the CAP program, the guide describes the hobby and science of model rocketry for hobbyists of all ages.