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NASA Wind Tunnel History

NASA Wind Tunnel History

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NASA SP-2002-4226
“We Freeze to Please”
 A History of NASAs Icing Research Tunneland the Quest for Flight Safety
William M. Leary
 The NASA History Series
National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationOffice of External RelationsNASA History OfficeWashington, DC 2002
 
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Leary, William M. (William Matthew), 1934– We freeze to please: a history of NASAs icing research tunnel and the quest for flightsafety / by William M. Leary.p. cm.—(The NASA history series) (NASA SP ; 2002-4226)Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Airplanes—Ice prevention—Research—United States—History. 2. Wind tunnels.3. United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration—Research. I. Title. II.Series. III. Series: NASA SP ; 2002-4226.TL557.I3 L43 2002629.1325214dc212002025511
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Contents
Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vPreface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .x1. The Beginning of Icing Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12. The IRT Takes Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193. A Golden Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394. Industry in the IRT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635. Back in Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .816. Full Speed Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1057. New Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1318. The 1990s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149Essay on Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179NASA History Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
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