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The Secret of Apollo: Systems Management in American and European Space Programs
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The Secret of Apollo: Systems Management in American and European Space Programs (Hardback)

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How does one go about organizing something as complicated as a strategic-missile or space-exploration program? Stephen B. Johnson here explores the answer - systems management - in a study that involves Air Force planners, scientists, technical specialists and, eventually, bureaucrats. Taking a comparative approach, Johnson focuses on the theory, or intellectual history, of "systems engineering" as such, its origins in the Air Force's Cold War ICBM efforts, and its migration to not only NASA but the European Space Agency. Exploring the history and politics of aerospace development and weapons procurement, Johnson examines how scientists and engineers created the systems management process to co-ordinate large-scale technology development, and how managers and military officers gained control of that process. "Those funding the race demanded results", Johnson explains. "In response, development organizations created what few expected and what even fewer wanted - a bureaucracy for innovation. To begin to understand this apparent contradiction in terms, we must first understand the exacting nature of space technologies and the concerns of those who create them".

Computing & ITComputer hardwareMaintenance & repairsTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyHistory of engineering & technologyTechnicalOther technologies & applied sciencesSpace scienceAstronauticsTransportTransport technology & tradesAerospace & aviation technology Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press Publication Date: 31/07/2002 ISBN-13: 9780801868986  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Stephen B. Johnson is an associate professor of space studies at the University of North Dakota.

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