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NASA and the Space Industry

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ISBN-10: 0801865328

ISBN-13: 9780801865329

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joan Lisa Bromberg

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Few federal agencies have more extensive ties to the private sector than NASA. NASA's relationships with its many aerospace industry suppliers of rocket engines, computers, electronics, gauges, valves, O-rings, and other materials have often been described as "partnerships." These have produced a few memorable catastrophes, but mostly technical achievements of the highest order. Until now, no one has written extensively about them. In NASA and the Space Industry, Joan Lisa Bromberg explores how NASA's relationship with the private sector developed and how it works. She outlines the various kinds of expertise public and private sectors brought to the tasks NASA took on, describing how this…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Preface
Partners in Space
Legacies
A Tale of Two Companies
The Space Shuttle
Space and the Marketplace
In the Wake of the Challenger
Trends in NASA-Industry Relations
Notes
Bibliography
Index