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Aeronautics Innovation: NASA's Challenges and Opportunities by National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs,

By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Technology, and Economic Policy Board on Science, Committee on Innovation Models for Aeronautics Technologies, Stephen A. Merrill

NASA is a world chief in aeronautics learn and improvement — fostering advances in aviation protection and emissions, propulsion know-how, and plenty of different components. And the agency's Aeronautics examine venture Directorate (ARMD) has performed a necessary position within the U.S. aeronautics undefined. lately, the directorate's leaders and specialists outdoors the organization have sought how you can pace leading edge makes use of of ARMD's examine effects. however the directorate faces administration demanding situations that make it tough for such functions to be successful — or to take place in any respect. This file from the nationwide Academies' nationwide learn Council, deals the organization information on find out how to deal with the move of expertise to exterior clients, in addition to enforce versatile body of workers and financial-management practices. The document additionally issues out difficulties that stem from a scarcity of contract on ARMD's destiny course and several other years of federal price range cuts.

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17 “Aerospace sector market capitalization, research and development investments, and return on investments/assets are down and consolidations are up . . ,” the Aerospace Commission noted. S. S. ”19 Environmental degradation. Although a half century of effort has paid off in significant reductions of both the noise and emissions emanating from the turbine engine, the growth of air traffic over the period has more than offset these fruits of technological progress. ’s overburdened air transportation system.

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36National Research Council, Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy, Trends in Federal Support of Research and Graduate Education (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2001). DOD accounted for 43 percent. Aeronautics is separated in the surveys from space or astronautical engineering research, in which NASA’s dominance is, of course, even greater. 37See NASA, The NASA Aeronautics Blueprint: Toward A Bold New Era of Aviation (Washington, DC, 2002); and Fiscal Year 2004 Strategic Plan (Washington, DC, 2004).

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