Engines and innovation : Lewis laboratory and American propulsion technology


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When Francis Bacon wrote the New Atlantis in the early 17th century, he envisioned a state-supported research institution in which knowledge could be applied to 'enlarge the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible." Among the research facilities to increase the protection and material comforts of the inhabitants of his imaginary island, Bacon imagined an Engine House to study all types of motion, including flight. National aeronautical research laboratories in Europe and the United States in the ...

Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology 2005, University Press of the Pacific

ISBN-13: 9781410220387

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