60 years of NASA bullshit. Het lijkt dat Mr.Glennan veel meer met movie production en de military dan space technology/exploratie te maken had. Creation of NASA: Message to Employees of NACA from T. Keith Glennan 1958 NASA
1935-1939 Operations Manager, Paramount Pictures, Inc. 1939-1941 Studio Manager, Paramount Pictures, Inc. 1941 Executive, Vega Airplane Corporation 1941-1942 Studio Manager, Samuel Goldwyn Studios 1942 Administrator, U. S. Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory 1942-1945 Director, U. S. Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory 1945-1947 Production Manager, Ansco Division, General Aniline and Film
“The first administrator for the newly formed NASA worked in the Hollywood movie industry as a studio manager for nearly ten years and, after the war, for photographic film manufacturing company Ansco/GAF.
Ansco/GAF, in which Mr Glennan worked from 1945 to 1947, would in the 1970s provide the official photographic film material for Disneyland. GAF is also the producer of the popular View-Master toy line.
During his Hollywood years Mr Glennan was an executive both at Paramount and Goldwyn studios. The same Metro-Goldwyn studios later went on to produce the classic 1968 science fiction film 2001 A Space Odyssey.
As studio manager at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, Mr Glennan was responsible for "budgeting productions, lighting, sound, set construction, wardrobe, art, and film processing. Mr Glennan provided the logistics necessary to allow the studio's creative teams to stage their productions."
"Keith Glennan is credited with important innovations in the film industry during his time at Paramount, including the creation of the first full-fledged engineering department in movie production."
The probe is protected by an ultra-powerful heat shield that is just 4.5 inches thick (11.43 centimeters). The shield should enable the spacecraft to survive its close shave with the center of our solar system, coming within 3.83 million miles (6.16 million kilometers) of the Sun's surface. The heat shield is built to withstand radiation equivalent up to about 500 times the Sun's radiation here on Earth. Even in a region where temperatures can reach more than a million degrees Fahrenheit, the sunlight is expected to heat the shield to just around 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1,371 degrees Celsius). Scorching, yes? But if all works as planned, the inside of the spacecraft should stay a cooler 85 F (29 C). Description of heat shield:
The heat shield is made of two panels of superheated carbon-carbon composite sandwiching a lightweight 4.5-inch-thick carbon foam core. The Sun-facing side of the heat shield is also sprayed with a specially formulated WHITE COATING (Histor is excellent quality)to reflect as much of the Sun's energy away from the spacecraft as possible.
The heat shield itself weighs only about 160 pounds—here on Earth, the foam core is 97 percent air. Because Parker Solar Probe travels so fast—430,000 miles per hour at its closest approach to the Sun, fast enough to travel from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., in about one second—the shield and spacecraft have to be light to achieve the needed orbit.