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The Sputniks crisis and early United States space policy : a critique of the historiography of space

Author: Rip Bulkeley
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1991.
Series: Studies in military and strategic history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of American space policy in the 12 years after World War II and in particular of the reaction provoked by the launching of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957. In the author's opinion  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rip Bulkeley
ISBN: 0333538145 9780333538142
OCLC Number: 59104295
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Crisis: a devastating blow; "Ad Homines" - Eisenhower and Johnson before 1957. Part 2 Truman: advice on missiles for Truman; advice on space for Truman; intelligence for Truman; the Truman space policy. Part 3 International geophysical year: proposing satellites for the IGY; satellites in the IGY. Part 4 Eisenhower: advice for Eisenhower; intelligence for Eisenhower; Eisenhower's early space policy. Part 5 Judgements: post mortem; versions of events.
Series Title: Studies in military and strategic history.
Responsibility: Rip Bulkeley.

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