Fellowship in Aerospace History Recipients

The Fellowship in Aerospace History, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), annually funds one or more research projects for six to nine months. Proposals for advanced research in history related to all aspects of aerospace, from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, are eligible, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and history of science, engineering, and management. The fellowship is open to applicants who already hold a doctoral degree in history or a closely related field, as well as those who have completed all course work for a doctoral degree-granting program.

2013

Dr. Andrew Leslie Jenks, Stepping Back from the Brink: Transnational Encounters in Space

2012

Ms. Marcia Holmes, Mid-20th-Century Technologies of Air Warfare and psychological Theories of Human-Machine Interaction

2011

Dr. Monique Laney, Transnational Migration and National Memory: How German Rocket Engineers Became Americans in Huntsville, Alabama

2010

Mr. Mihir Pandya, Stealth and Disappearance: Aerospace and Cold War Southern California

2009

Mr. Aaron L. Alcorn, Culture of Modernity in the First Half of the 20th Century

2008

Dr. Jenifer Van Vleck, No Distant Places: Commercial Aviation and American Globalism, 1915-1968

2007

Dr. Slava Gerovitch, Designing a Cosmonaut: The Technopolitics of Automation in the Soviet Human Space Program

2006

Ms. Victoria S. Vantoch, Ambassadors of the Air: The Airline Stewardess, Glamour, and Technology in the Cold War, 1945-1969

2005

Dr. Alexander Brown, Accidents, Engineering and History at NASA, 1967-2003

2004

Dr. Amy E. Foster, Sex in Space: The First Class of Women Astronauts

2003

Dr. Asif A. Siddiqi, Interrelationship between Technology, Modernization, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Russia

2002

Dr. Yasushi Sato, Nature and Structure of Engineering Communities and Practices: Comparative Study of NASA's Four Major Centers in the 1960s

2001

Dr. David T. Courtwright, Frontiers

2000

Ryan J. McMillen, Putting the Angels Back in Heaven: NASA’s Resacralization of Outer Space, 1963-1986

1999

Dr. David H. Onkst, The Triumph of the 'Squares': Grumman Engineers and Production Workers in the Space Race of the 1960s

1998

Dr. Hugh Richard Slotten, Communications, Satellites, Broadcasting, and Policy Decision-Making in the United States

1997

Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp, The Right Stuff, the Wrong Sex: The Science,Politics and Culture of the Lady Astronaut Trainees, 1959-1963

1996

Dr. Jill D. Snider, Race, Aviation, and Foreign Policy: An Analysis of the Rhetoric of Three Latin American Goodwill Flights

1995

Dr. Stephen P. Waring, The Space Shuttle Challenger Accident and Investigation

1994

Dr. Erik P. Rau, From the Endless Frontier to the Final Frontier: The Promise and Practice of Systems Management through the Age of Apollo, 1958-1969

1993

Dr. Chris Hables Gray, Cyborgs in Space: Space Research and the Spread of Cybernetic Organisms

1992

Dr. Suzanne Kolm, The Cultural History of Flight Attendants in the United States, 1930-1978

1991

Dr. Roger E. Bilstein, A History of the American Aerospace Industry

1991

Dr. Timothy R. Mahaney, American Beatles: From Popular Culture to Counterculture

1989

Dr. David L. Hay, Bomber Businessmen: The Army Air Forces and the Ascendancy of Quantitative Management Control

1988

Dr. Michael A. Dennis, A Change of State: University Laboratories, Technical Knowledge, and the Shape of the American Polity, 1935-55

1988

Dr. Eric Schatzberg, Technical Choice in American Transport Airplanes between the World Wars

1987

Dr. Glenn E. Bugos, Testing the F-4 Phantom II: Engineering Practice in the Development of American Military Aircraft, 1954-72

1986

Dr. Norriss S. Hetherington, The Ames Research Center: Intellectual, Political, and Military Origins