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The essays at the early years of spaceflight that stick to have been initially provided at a convention at the background of area task, held at Yale collage February, 1981. The convention grew out of a direction provided at Yale collage within the fall of 1980 entitled "NASA and the Post-Sputnik Era." together subsidized through Calhoun and Jonathan Edwards faculties in line with pupil curiosity, the direction used to be speedy oversubscribed. hence, the 1st objective of this convention used to be to supply a bigger discussion board during which Yale scholars may perhaps observe-and take part in-informed discussions approximately usa house task up to now. The convention attracted a much wider and extra assorted viewers than anticipated. humans from everywhere in the nation got here to New Haven in a month while that urban isn't really at its top, and took part actively within the convention and all actions concerning it. those lawsuits could without doubt be richer and extra consultant of the convention had it been attainable to seize and transcribe a lot of the discussions in regards to the formal papers. Papers incorporated listed here are primarily within the similar shape as initially provided, with merely minor editorial revision.

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Most oftcn. " and it will have second- and third-order conxqucnca, oftcn unintended. bcyond the main objective. " * Webb's description can, of course. apply to many cndeavon beside the space program; the attempt to build and operate a national rail passenger network, to develop a strategic petrolcum rcscrvc, to build the Alaska pipeline. or to conduct the War on Poverty-all share many of the features Webb enumerata. But the spacc program and the projects comprising it had certain advantages in 2 taining its goals.

One of these wls whether the ccntrrs sl~ould repon directly to the agency's general manager-the Associate Administrator-or to the heads of the program offices. The first approach was the logical solution when the centers were involved in a variety of projects; the second. when each center hdd a carefully defined task distinct from the other centers. Another problem was how centers reporting to one office could work with thw reporting to another. A third was the probltm of project assignment: wheher to give the entire project to one center, split it between the cwten and designate one as "lead," or put the entire project managemem ream in headquarters.

7, I972 Skylab 2 May 25, 1773 Crew A l e k y Yelixyev Nikolai Rukavishnikov Gcorgiy Tirnofrcyevich Dobrovolskiy Vladislav Nikolayevich Vol kov Viktor lvanovich Patsayev David R. Scott Alfred M. Worden James Benrn Irwin Fli&t Time 570 h 22 min Hifilwtr - board space station launched A p , 19, Crew recovered Apr, 24, 1971, Ducked with Sdlyut 1 and Soyuz 11 crew occupied space station for 22 days. Crm perished during final phase of Soyut I 1 capsule recovery on June 30. 1971. H P. Young 265 h 31 min Charles M.

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