Space Exploration: Triumphs and Tragedies, 2008 Edition by Kim Masters Evans

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The ARC is a center of excellence for information technology. As of December 2007 it employed 2,468 people. ) DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER. The Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) is located at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California. During the late 1940s the NACA conducted military testing of highspeed experimental aircraft at the base. In 1959 the high-speed flight station at the base was designated a NASA flight research center. The DFRC is NASA’s primary installation for flight research.

S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. They included a rocketry team headed by Wernher von Braun (1912–1977). S. rocket program at NASA. T. Keith Glennan (1905–1995) served as the agency’s first administrator. C. S. Air Force and the DOD’s Advanced Research Projects Agency. The military retained control over reconnaissance satellites, ballistic missiles, and a handful of other DOD space projects that were then in the research stage. John A. ’’ NASA SHOOTS FOR THE MOON NASA did not stay small for long, because it had grand plans.

The average salary for a NASA employee is about $98,000 per year. Scientists and engineers are the highest paid, whereas clerical employees are the lowest paid. Contractors and Grantees In December 2007, 45,520 people supported NASA services under contracts and grant arrangements. ) NASA’s major contractors are manufacturing companies in the aerospace industry. com/) is a joint venture between the Boeing and Lockheed Martin corporations. It performs the day-to-day operations of the Space Shuttle Program and employs over ten thousand people.

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