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作者 Erickson, Mark, 1962-
書名 Into the unknown together [electronic resource] : the DOD, NASA, and early spaceflight / Mark Erickson
出版項 Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. : Air University Press, 2005
國際標準書號 9781429455527 (electronic bk.)
1429455527 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 ix, 667 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
附註 Includes bibliographic references (p. 547-654) and index
"Colonel Erickson examines the use of space exploration as a tool to secure international prestige and national pride as part of the Cold War struggle with the Soviet Union during the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations. He looks at the creation of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), the evolving NASA-DOD relationship, and the larger context in which this relationship was forged. He focuses on the human-spaceflight projects -- Projects Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Dynasoar, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory--by examining the geopolitical, domestic political, and bureaucratic environments in which decisions concerning these projects were made. By blending in the individuals involved, the obstacles that were overcome, and the achievements of the US space program, Erickson reveals a special transformation that took place during this chapter of Americana."--Abstract from AU press web site
Also available via the Internet
Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2007. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries
鏈接 Original 1585661406 9781585661404 (DLC) 2006295328 (OCoLC)62409712
主題 Manned space flight -- Government policy -- United States -- History
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History
Astronautics, Military -- Government policy -- United States
United States. Air Force -- History
United States. Dept. of Defense -- History
Electronic books. local
Alt Author NetLibrary, Inc
Alt Title DoD, NASA, and early spaceflight
Dept. of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and early spaceflight
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