07 - HISTORY 240 Aviation becomes platform for aerospace...

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HISTORY 240 – 10/15/07 Aviation becomes platform for aerospace Universities started to do research and create technology California’s role of unleashing atomic power Estab of Cali Academy of Sciences Sequence that a mechanic can make major breakthroughs Many of the great inventors were mechanics o Double rate of water wheel by a mechanic (still uses today) o Paralleled to Italy – self-trained mechanic Otay Mesa experiments Business behind aviation o Los Angeles Air Meet - 1910 Need a flourishing of pure science – most pure = astronomy o Lat 19 th century – pure mathematical science o 1890s across America – sons of ministers – many went into science o james lick – money for biggest observatory mt Wilson observatory triumph of seeing space (happening in southern CA) hail starts on a 200 in disk 1910 Haill expels all the current students and replaces with cal tech the Universe is expanding (hubbolt…eistein to Pasadena 1931 to work on telescoe
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course HIST 240g taught by Professor Starr during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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