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Caltech and aeronautics: a presentation by the California Institute of Technology

California, Institute of Technology (1958) Caltech and aeronautics: a presentation by the California Institute of Technology. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA.

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The outstanding accomplishment of Caltech in the field of aeronautics is not that it has taught, but that it has always had something new to teach. When most aircraft were glued together from bamboo, balsawood, and canvas, Caltech was teaching the next generation of designers how to build hollow shells of stiffened sheet metal. Today, at the threshold of the Space Age, Caltech is combining astronomy, mathematics, physics, mechanics and chemistry into a new sort of aeronautical science, tailored to the needs of a new era that knows no spatial limitations. To an important extent, Caltech's contributions to industrial and military aeronautics have been made possible, through the years, by equally valuable contributions, in the form of men, money, and equipment, from industry and government. This support has filled a vital need in the past; it will become even more important in the future. The following pages tell something of Caltech's role in aeronautics, its research accomplishments, its success as a teacher of men. Most important, this booklet sets forth the direction of Caltech's present and future research. It is an exciting vista.

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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:13 Aug 2009 18:28
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