The Management of Research Institutions: A Look at Government Laboratories

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Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1984 - 306 pages

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Page 28 - Act, to the endowment, support and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislature of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life.
Page 28 - Act of 1862 was a comprehensive measure, providing for "the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college [in each State] where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts...
Page 265 - Aeronautics to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight, with a view to their practical solution...
Page 272 - Act to be to establish and vigorously conduct a comprehensive, national program of basic and applied research and development, including but not limited to demonstrations of practical applications, of all potentially beneficial energy sources and utilization technologies, within the Energy Research and Development Administration.
Page 72 - Laboratory (ORNL) has somewhat greater freedom to seek new clients when work slackens than a facility staffed by government employees. However, that freedom is usually circumscribed to a degree by the original sponsor. In this respect, the case of ORNL is unusually revealing. Beginning in 1961, ORNL director Alvin Weinberg sought to diversify, while maintaining good relations with the Atomic Energy Commission and the congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. The need for diversification arose...
Page 238 - Daniel S. Greenberg, The Politics of Pure Science (New York: New American Library, 1967), p.
Page 259 - Research projects which represent investigation directed to discovery of new scientific knowledge and which have specific commercial objectives with respect to either products or processes.
Page i - Anxiety for the future time disposeth men to inquire into the causes of things; because the knowledge of them maketh men the better able to order the present to their best advantage.
Page 88 - What, then, is time? I know well enough what it is, provided that nobody asks me; but if I am asked what it is and try to explain, I am baffled.
Page 54 - Technology which ultimately acquired the role of developing unmanned spacecraft to explore the solar system. In 1960, NASA acquired from the Army the rocket team headed by Wernher von Braun located at the US Army's Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Von Braun and his colleagues were already working on the Saturn rocket and, after President Kennedy's May 1961 decision committing the United States to land a man on the Moon and return him safely before the end of the decade...

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