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Critical issues in the history of spaceflight

Author: Steven J Dick; Roger D Launius
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, History Division, 2006.
Series: NASA history series.; NASA SP (Series), 2006-4702.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Dick; Roger D Launius
ISBN: 0160831539 9780160831539
OCLC Number: 63227574
Description: xi, 659 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Motivations for spaceflight introduction --
Seeking newer worlds: an historical context for exploration --
Compelling rationales for spaceflight? History and the search for relevance --
Human and robotic exploration introduction --
Observations on the robotic versus human issue in spaceflight --
Human-machine issues in the Soviet manned space program --
Human and machine in the history of spaceflight --
NASA and external relations introduction --
NASA and the aerospace industry: critical issues and research prospects --
NASA and the Department of Defense: enduring themes in three key areas --
Technology, foreign policy, and international cooperation in space --
Access to space introduction --
A failure of national leadership: why no replacement for the space shuttle? --
Reusable launch vehicles or expendable launch vehicles? --
NASA cultures introduction --
Changing NASA: the challenges of organizational system failures --
Engineering cultures at NASA --
Institutional issues for continued space exploration: high-reliability systems across many operational generations-requisites for public credibility --
Space history: state of the art introduction --
American space history: legacies, questions, and opportunities for future research --
The history and historiography of national security space --
Critical theory as a toolbox: suggestions for space history's relationship to the history subdisciplines --
Space artifacts: are they historical evidence?
Series Title: NASA history series.; NASA SP (Series), 2006-4702.
Responsibility: Steven J. Dick and Roger D. Launius, editors.
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