Accession Number:

ADA612538

Title:

Report of NRL Progress. Fifty Years of Science for the Navy and the Nation, 1923-1973

Descriptive Note:

Monthly rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

How does one capture the essence and drama of a half century of research Of the contributions of ten thousand scientists and technicians working together Of the dreaming and doing that lead to the launching of a submarine or a satellite A list of patent numbers, however important, would convey little meaning a collection of report titles would be only slightly more enlightening. It takes the intertwining of men and materials, their reminiscences their frustrations, their flashes of foresight, and their long, long years of plain persevering to give life to real research in a real world of wars, rumors of wars, and the briefly interspersed respites of peace. This issue of the Report of NRL Progress provides brief glimpses into the world of research through the lenses of the lives that have been part of NRL. The scope of NRLs research has reached far across the range of human interests and needs and is as varied as human beings themselves are different. In recording this historical perspective, it is hoped that humanity is reflected rather than just the material objectives of mankinds search. The Navy exists for the people, and naval research involves the interplay of some of mankinds best minds with mankinds highest hopes.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE