In High Speed Dreams, Erik M Conway Constructs An Insightful History That Focuses Primarily On The Political And Commercial Factors Responsible For The Rise And Fall Of American Supersonic Transport Research Programs Conway Charts Commercial Supersonic Research Efforts Through The Changing Relationships Between International And Domestic Politicians, Military NASA Contractors, Private Investors, And Environmentalists He Documents Post World War II Efforts At The National Advisory Committee On Aeronautics And The Defense Department To Generate Supersonic Flight Technologies, The Attempts To Commercialize These Technologies By Britain And The United States During The S And S, Environmental Campaigns Against SST Technology In The S, And Subsequent Attempts To Revitalize Supersonic Technology At The End Of The Century High Speed Dreams Is A Sophisticated Study Of Politics, Economics, Nationalism, And The Global Pursuit Of Progress Historians, Along With Participants In Current Aerospace Research Programs, Will Gain Valuable Perspective On The Interaction Of Politics And Technology
Erik Conway is a historian of science and technology residing in Pasadena, CA He is currently employed by the California Institute of Technology.
- 369 pages
- High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation, 1945--1999 (New Series in NASA History)
- Erik M. Conway
- 15 June 2018 Erik M. Conway