Conway, Erik M., 1965-

High-speed dreams : NASA and the technopolitics of supersonic transportation, 1945-1999 / Erik M. Conway. - Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press , c2005. - xvii, 369 p. : ill, 1 facsim., 1 map ; 24 cm. - New series in NASA history .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Constructing the supersonic age -- Technological rivalry and the Cold War -- Engineering the national champion -- Of noise, jumbos, and SSTs -- Of ozone, the Concorde, and SSTs -- The Airbus, the Orient Express, and the renaissance of speed -- Towards a green SST -- Sic transit HSCT




United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration --Research--History--20th century.

Supersonic transport planes--Political aspects--History--United States --20th century.