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One bright side of our recent cold, rainy weather: When I walk to the West Bank, I get to take a look at how different groups on campus express themselves. Every year, groups can sign up for a panel along the Washington Ave Bridge shelter's inside walls. This year's AIAA entry caught my eye--especially the disclaimer at the bottom.





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The Aerospace majors of my era weren't known for our artistic ability, either, but a couple of weeks ago I was reminded of a classmate's flash of inspiration. My niece must have dug pretty deep when raiding her dad's closet, and came up with an AIAA t-shirt I'd given him in about 1985. My friend Nick put together the design--younger readers need to understand that this was back in the Bloom County days, when Opus was funny. The design got a lot of traction on campus, probably the first AIAA shirt to sell widely outside of the AEM department.

No, we didn't get into copyright trouble. As I recall, we were just naive enough to worry more about what Burt Rutan would think of another shirt that featured the Rutan Voyager than about Berke Breathed.

These are just a few of the books we've added to the collection at Walter and online this summer. If you have suggestions for books to purchase, please contact me.



Cold War tech war : the politics of America's air defense.
Whitcomb, Randall L.
Burlington, Ont. : Apogee Books , 2008.
TL686.A83W55 2008
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The scramjet engine : processes and characteristics
Segal, Corin
Cambridge ; : Cambridge University Press , 2009.
TL709.3.S37S44 2009
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Rocket men : the epic story of the first men on the moon
Nelson, Craig
New York : Viking , 2009.
TL789.8.U6A559 2009
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Human error in aviation.
Dismukes, Key.
Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate , 2009.
TL553.5.H87 2009
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Chasing Icarus : the seventeen days in 1910 that forever changed American aviation.
Mortimer, Gavin.
New York : Walker & Co , 2009.
TL670.5.M67 2009
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Handbook of space technology
Ley, Wilfried., Wittmann, Klaus, Hallmann, Willi.
Reston, VA : Copublished by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics : , 2009.
TL794.H2613 2009
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