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John F. Kennedy and the race to the moon

Autore: John M Logsdon
Editore: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Serie: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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On May 25, 1961, President John Kennedy declared: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth." Over his remaining time in the White House, JFK actively involved himself in space decisions and several times reviewed his decision to go to the Moon, each time concluding that the benefits of being the  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John M Logsdon
ISBN: 9780230110106 023011010X
Numero OCLC: 639162555
Descrizione: xiii, 291 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Prologue: "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.
Titolo della serie: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsabilità: John M. Logsdon.

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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  Per saperne di più…

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