Unit 5 Capstone.doc - Unit 5 Capstone Ruby Ferguson*extension given due to death in family Part I Cowan uses the history of the aviation industry to

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Unit 5 Capstone Ruby Ferguson *extension given due to death in family* Part I Cowan uses the history of the aviation industry to discuss Cold War engineering and the military- industrial complex. Drawing on this reading and the satellites documentary, identify three historical examples from the aviation industry that reveal a distinctive characteristic of Cold War engineering. Write 1-2 sentences for each example and be sure to specify the feature of Cold War engineering you believe each example illustrates. One of the distinctive characteristics of Cold War engineering from the readings is the example showing how many of the first aircraft inventions were purchased by the military to be used during their war times. “By 1911, almost a dozen American firms had begun manufacturing aircraft, but none were very profitable. Most of the planes they produced were purchased either by wealthy men and women or by the military; the Army and Navy intended to use them only for surveillance. “The U.S. was determined to not be second to Russia in the advancement of technology so they poured millions of dollars into research at college and universities. “Many of these laboratories were funded by private
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