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The Other Space Race : Eisenhower and the Quest for Aerospace Security.

Author: Nicholas Michael Sambaluk
Publisher: Annapolis : Naval Institute Press, 2015.
Series: Transforming war.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Other Space Race is a unique look at the early U.S. space program and how it both shaped and was shaped by politics during the Cold War. Eisenhower's #x93;New Look" expanded the role of the Air Force in national security, and ultimately allowed ambitious aerospace projects, namely the #x93;Dyna-Soar," a bomber equipped with nuclear weapons that would operate in space. Eisenhower's space policy was purely  Read more...
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Sambaluk, Nicholas Michael.
Other Space Race : Eisenhower and the Quest for Aerospace Security.
Annapolis : Naval Institute Press, ©2015
Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Michael Sambaluk
ISBN: 9781612518879 1612518877
OCLC Number: 1030818108
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages).
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Terms and Acronyms; Chronology of Events; 1. "What's a Heaven For?" Setting Security Policy in Space; 2. "Symbol of ... Longing and Hope": Dwight Eisenhower and America, 1952-1956; 3. "What an Impressive Idea!" Conceptualizing the Aerospace Bomber; 4. "Adjacent to the Abyss": Leveraging Crisis to Promote the Aerospace Agenda; 5. "The First of a New Generation": Dyna-Soar Spreads the Air Force's Wings into Aerospace; 6. "The Air Force Must Not Lose Dynasoar": Air Force Reaction to Eisenhower Policy. 7. "A Capacity ... Adequate for Our Own U.S. Purposes": Space Security Policymaking in the Eisenhower White House8. "Satellites Are Our Last Chance": Pursuing the Need for Reconnaissance; 9. "Slipping Out of Control": The Struggle to Define Security in 1960; 10. "A Thousand Drawing Boards": Eisenhower's Farewell Warnings; 11. "Equal Attention to Both": John F. Kennedy's Activity in Space; Epilogue and Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Series Title: Transforming war.

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The Other Space Race is a unique look at the early U.S. space program and how it both shaped and was shaped by politics during the Cold War. Eisenhower's #x93;New Look" expanded the role of the Air Force in national security, and ultimately allowed ambitious aerospace projects, namely the #x93;Dyna-Soar," a bomber equipped with nuclear weapons that would operate in space. Eisenhower's space policy was purely practical, creating a strong deterrent against the use of nuclear arms against the United States. With the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957, the political climate changed, and space travel became.

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