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Bibliography Acronym List—Space Station. Space Station Engineering and Integration Contractor. Reston, VA: Office of Space Station, 1992. Adams, Frank Davis. Aeronautical Dictionary. TM-101286. Washington, DC: GPO, 1959. (This is a very important transition from the 1933 NACA Report 474, “Nomenclature for Aeronautics,”to the early days of NASA and the emerging vocabulary of space. Adams notes in his introduction, “The border line between aeronautics and space technology is not always easy to define, and many terms are, or can be, applied in both areas; consequently , the definitions given these terms herein are worded so as to take account of applications in either field.”Adams does not shy away from slang or terms that have become obsolete, and he gives many useful examples of terms actually used in a sentence. His definition of barnstorm includes this quotation from Charles Lindbergh: “I’ve barnstormed more than half of the forty-eight states.”) ———. The Second Aerospace Glossary. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: Aerospace Studies Institute, Air University, 1966. (Adams created this book semianonymously , signing the preface F.D.A. and identifying himself only as an employee of NASA.) Aerospace Science and Technology Dictionary. CD-ROM. NASA STI Program. Washington, DC: NASA, 2000. Alexander, Charles, James Grimwood, and Loyd Swenson. This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury. Washington, DC: GPO, 1989. Allen, William H. Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use. SP-7. Washington , DC: NASA, 1965. Accession no. 66N10413. (The single work that did the most to stabilize the language of space exploration.) Anderson, Frank W., Jr. Orders of Magnitude: A History of NACA and NASA, 1915–1980. SP-4403. Washington, DC: GPO, 1981. Angelo, Joseph A. The Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology. New York: Facts on File, 2004. Apollo Acronyms and Abbreviations. Report no. MG404. Greenbelt, MD: Manned Flight Engineering Division, GSFC, 1968. Apollo Program: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations. Washington, DC: NASA, 1969. Apollo Soyuz Test Project: ASTP Glossary. ASTP-20020.1. Washington, DC: NASA, 1975. 247 Apollo Terminology. SP-6001. Washington, DC: NASA, August 1963. (In view of the inclination of even popular accounts of the program to use acronyms and technical terms, this is a virtually indispensable reference work for those not already familiar with the terminology. It is also the only official NASA glossary to contain colloquialisms. Even though it is part of the SP series, it is a difficult work to find.) Armstrong, Neil, Michael Collins, and Gene Farmer. First on the Moon. Boston: Little, Brown, 1970. Associated Press. “NASA Speak Befuddles New Reporters.”New Haven Register, October 1, 1988, p.18. Astronyms: Acronyms and Space Terms Used in Spacecraft Communication. Houston: Philco, 1968. (The most valuable element of this 128-page glossary is a special addendum on terms that came into play in air-toground communications during the first four Apollo missions. It is a valuable linguistic snapshot of that time.) Ballingrud, David. “Glossary for the Armchair Star Explorer.”St. Petersburg Times, April 10, 1990, p. A8. Barrett, George. “Visit to ‘Earthship No. 1.’”New York Times Magazine, September 8, 1957, SM 13+. (This article served as a primer on the emerging language of space.) Baughman, Harold. Aviation Dictionary and Reference Guide: Aero-Thesaurus. Glendale, CA: Aero, 1940–51. Benson, Charles D., and William Barnaby Faherty. Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operation. SP-4204. NASA History Series. Washington, DC: NASA, 1978. (The University Press of Florida has republished the book in two volumes, Gateway to the Moon and Moon Launch.) Bilstein, Roger E. Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915–1990. SP-4406. Washington, DC: GPO, 1989. ———. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch. SP-4206. Washington, DC: GPO, 1989. Bishop, Jerry. “Themes and Variations: Memo on Space Semantics.”Wall Street Journal, September 9, 1965, p. 12. (How a great newspaper deals with style issues brought on by the Space Age.) Borenstein, Seth. “Translation Please: NASAspeak.”Orlando Sentinel, October 12, 1997, p. 5. Bower, Tom. The Paperclip Conspiracy. Boston: Little, Brown, 1986. Bridges, Andrew. “Mars Mission Spawns Its Own Unworldly Lingo.”Chico (CA) Enterprise Record, February 22, 2004. Bright, Charles D., ed. Historical Dictionary of the US Air Force. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992. Brooks, Courtney G., James M. Grimwood, and Loyd S. Swenson. Chariots for Apollo. SP-4205. Washington, DC: GPO, 1989. Bullock, Gilbert D. Spanish Language Equivalents for a Glossary of Terms Used in the Field of Space Exploration. TM-86211. Washington, DC: NASA, 1985. Bibliography 248 Burrows, William...

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9780801895043
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9780801891151
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OCLC
551182081
Pages
288
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2012-01-01
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English
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