|ISScapades The Crippling of America's Space Program
by Donald A. Beattie (Former senior manager at NASA)
Donald A. Beattie, a former senior manager at the National Science Foundation, Energy Research and Development Administration, Department of Energy and NASA, served on the Space Station Advisory Committee from 1987 to 1994. He recounts the evolution of this troubled program from the perspective of a participant and close observer who worked side by side with many of the early NASA Space Station managers. He pulls no punches in describing the political and managerial conflicts that resulted in severely compromising a major international program that may never achieve the research goals envisioned when first announced by President Reagan in 1984. Beattie’s last book, Taking Science to the Moon (2001), is also a NASA insider’s account of the successful struggle in the 1960s to convince NASA management to include critical lunar science experiments on the Apollo missions.
226 pages (232), all black & white
includes an Index
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