|Title:||The secret of Apollo : systems management in American and European space programs|
|Authors:||Stephen B. Johnson|
|Publisher:||Baltimore (United States) : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002|
|Series:||New series in NASA history|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-8018-6898-6|
|Size:||xvii, 290 p. / ill. / 24 cm|
|Bibliography note:||Winner of the Emme award for astronautical literature./ Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Subjects:||Astronautics, Military--Europe--Management ; Astronautics, Military--United States--Management|
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 groundbreaking study that involves Ir Force planners, scientists, technical specialists, and, evetually, 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.
This book received the EMME Award in 2002.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|009984||TL789.8.U5.J64 2002||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Closed-stack||Available|