Erik Conway

Erik M. Conway is the historian at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He is the author of several books. In High-Speed Dreams, Conway argues that U.S. government sponsorship of supersonic commercial transportation systems resulted from Cold War concerns about a loss of technological prowess in the modern world. Realizing the Dream of Flight consists of eleven essays on individuals prepared in honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight. Conway also wrote Blind Landings and he is a co-author of a secondary-level education text entitled Science and Exploration. Atmospheric Science at NASA was published in 2008. His 2010 book Merchants of Doubt was co-authored with Naomi Oreskes, as was his article in the Winter 2013 issue of Daedalus called The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. Show Less Occupation: Historian

Broadcast 2452 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Erik Conway. Topics: Dr. Conway's book, "Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars" & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

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