John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

By: John M. Logsdon (author)Paperback

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Description

While there are many biographies of JFK and accounts of the early years of US space efforts, this book uses primary source material and interviews with key participants to provide a comprehensive account of how the actions taken by JFK's administration have shaped the course of the US space program over the last 45 years.

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About Author

John M. Logsdon is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at The Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, USA. The author of The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest, he appears frequently in major print and broadcast media as a commentator on American space policy.

Contents

We Should Go to the Moon' Before the White House Making the Transition Getting Started First Decisions 'There's Nothing More Important' Space Plans Reviewed 'A Great New American Enterprise' First Steps on the Way to the Moon 'I Am Not That Interested in Space' Early Attempts at Space Cooperation To the Moon Together: Pursuit of an Illusion? Apollo under Pressure Were Changes in the Wind? John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137346490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781137346490
  • weight: 473
  • ISBN10: 1137346493

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