The History and Revival of Southern California's Aerospace Industry

history of aerospaceIn 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave a landmark speech committing the nation to landing astronauts on the moon by the tip of the decade. The speech was primarily based on a plan prepared by NASA Deputy Administrator Robert C. Seamans Jr. Seamans, who earned his ScD in Instrumentation underneath Draper in 1951, continued with the division till his death in 2008. From just after World War II until 1959, the aeronautical engineering program grew and branched into specializations.

On VJ Day the American navy cancelled all orders for aircraft, and meeting strains ground to a halt. Total gross sales by American aircraft firms have been $16 billion in 1944; by 1947 they had been solely $1.2 billion. Production by no means once more reached World War II ranges, regardless of a minor blip for the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Instead, research dominated the trade. Likewise, the purchasers of … Read More