Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Aeronautics E-Book

Book cover

  • Aeronautics, the first “A” of the NASA acronym, has always been a part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but aeronautics is easily lost in the shadows of NASA’s marquee space programs. The list of accomplishments for NASA’s first “A” is long, and the new book NASA’s First A: Aeronautics from 1958 to 2008 goes a modest way toward sketching these developments. This book is available as a free download.

    New Aeronautics E-Book

    Book cover

    The complete story of NASA’s AD-1 Oblique Wing Research Aircraft, or “scissors wing” airplane, is told in the new book Thinking Obliquely: Robert T. Jones, the Oblique Wing, NASA’s AD-1 Demonstrator, and its Legacy, one of NASA’s newest additions to its aeronautics book series. This book, written by Bruce I. Larrimer, is available online at no cost as an e-book in a variety of formats. A print version of the book may be purchased from NASA’s Information Center.

    Rocks from Space Educator Workshop

    Come learn about meteorites and Moon rocks from a NASA scientist and how you can incorporate space rock lessons into your existing science curriculum. The Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) presents “Rocks from Space” with Jaclyn Allen, Science Resource Specialist at NASA’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science, and Lisa Felske, Science Consultant of HCDE. The workshop will be on Thursday, December 5 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Workshop details and registration information can be found online.