Critical issues in the history of spaceflight

Introduction At a May 1981 "Proseminar in Space History" held at the
Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space ... preserving, and disseminating
the history of space exploration within a larger context of space policy and
technology.

Critical issues in the history of spaceflight

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Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160877537

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An engrossing read, Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight is a volume consisting of scholarship on the current state of the discipline of space history presented in a joint NASA and NASM conference in 2005. The essays presented in the book question such issues as the motivations of spaceflight, and the necessity, if any, of manned space exploration. Though a highly informative and scholarly volume, Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight is thoroughly enjoyable for readers off all different backgrounds who share an interest in human spaceflight.

The History of Space Exploration

Unprecedented in its chronological and geographical scope, this book charts the history of space exploration from the first gunpowder rockets through the Moon landings, and into a future of space tourism.

The History of Space Exploration

Author: Roger D. Launius

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ISBN: 9780500022023

Page: 400

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For centuries humanity has engaged in a virtual exploration of space through astronomical observation, aided by astounding scientific and technological advances. In more than sixty years since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, more than 6,000 functioning satellites have been launched into Earth_s orbit and beyond _ some to the farthest reaches of the Solar System _ and more than 540 people have travelled into space. Unprecedented in its chronological and geographical scope, this book charts the history of space exploration from the first gunpowder rockets through the Moon landings, and into a future of space tourism. Numerous sidebars focus on the key individuals and inventions that brought us closer to the farthest reaches of the universe. Filled with astonishing images from the Smithsonian, NASA archives and other international collections, this is the first in-depth, fully illustrated survey of this universal human journey.

Frontiers of Space Exploration

A Spacefaring Nation: Perspectives on American Space History and Policy.
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. A collection of
presentations from a conference of aerospace exploration that address robotics,
human space ...

Frontiers of Space Exploration

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313325243

Page: 245

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Provides information and analysis on all aspects of space exploration with a historical overview, profiles of American and Soviet space pioneers, and a timeline of key events.

The Smithsonian s History of America in 101 Objects

In the Smithsonian, Discovery would be seen by millions of people annually in
context with other great achievements in aviation and space exploration.
Discovery is the size of a Boeing 737 airliner, 122 feet long with a 78-foot
wingspan and a ...

The Smithsonian s History of America in 101 Objects

Author: Richard Kurin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110163877X

Page: 784

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The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory. Kurin sheds remarkable new light on objects we think we know well, from Lincoln's hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers and Julia Child's kitchen, including the often astonishing tales of how each made its way into the collections of the Smithsonian. Other objects will be eye-opening new discoveries for many, but no less evocative of the most poignant and important moments of the American experience. Some objects, such as Harriet Tubman's hymnal, Sitting Bull's ledger, Cesar Chavez's union jacket, and the Enola Gay bomber, tell difficult stories from the nation's history, and inspire controversies when exhibited at the Smithsonian. Others, from George Washington's sword to the space shuttle Discovery, celebrate the richness and vitality of the American spirit. In Kurin's hands, each object comes to vivid life, providing a tactile connection to American history. Beautifully designed and illustrated with color photographs throughout, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects is a rich and fascinating journey through America's collective memory, and a beautiful object in its own right.

Smithsonian Atlas of Space Exploration

In the history of space exploration, there have been many leaps for humankind. From the foremost experts at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, here is a complete visual narrative of our journey from Earth to the stars. . .

Smithsonian Atlas of Space Exploration

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061565261

Page: 240

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In the history of space exploration, there have been many leaps for humankind. From the foremost experts at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, here is a complete visual narrative of our journey from Earth to the stars. . . . Although the momentous October 4, 1957, launch of Sputnik 1 was not the beginning of humanity's adventure toward space—our curiosity about the skies has been one of the few constants in history—it was the first true venture into orbit. And when future generations think of the twentieth century, they will undoubtedly judge our movement into space, with both machines and people, as a crowning achievement. As we progress in the new millennium, space exploration is vital to managing our global future, as well as to understanding our past and the creation of Earth. The Atlas of Space Exploration depicts the ever-fascinating history of the space age and humanity's progress in exploring new frontiers. Incredible images from NASA and other sources, visual conceptions of Moon bases, and newly commissioned maps reveal a visual history spanning the earliest eras of the universe, the dawn of the space age, the launch of Sputnik, missions to the Moon, robot landings on the terrestrial planets, and the exploration of the outer solar system. These developments in technology are illuminated by a rich historical context, highlighting how space exploration has changed and expanded our vision of the universe.

Space

Presents chronologically arranged views of space, space ships, astronauts, and planets.

Space

Author: Andrew Chaikin

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552979877

Page: 256

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Presents chronologically arranged views of space, space ships, astronauts, and planets.

Space Politics and Policy

1 HISTORICAL DIMENSIONS OF THE SPACE AGE Roger D. Launius
INTRODUCTION It is a common understanding that the space ... This chapter
examines the historiography of space exploration and the nature of the themes
explored in the field since the dawn of the ... *Division of Space History,
Smithsonian Institution.

Space Politics and Policy

Author: E. Sadeh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306484137

Page: 522

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Space Politics and Policy: An Evolutionary Perspective provides a comprehensive survey of Space Policy. This book is organized around two themes. Space Policy is evolutionary in that it has responded to dramatic political events, such as the launching of Sputnik and the Cold War, and has undergone dynamic and evolutionary policy changes over the course of the space age. Space Policy is an integral part of and interacts with public policy processes in the United States and abroad. The book analyzes Space Policy at several levels including historical context, political actors and institutions, political processes and policy outcomes. It examines the symbiotic relationships between policy, technology, and science; provides a review and synthesis of the existing body of knowledge in Space Policy; and identifies Space Policy trends and developments from the beginnings of the space age through the current era of the twenty-first century.

Exploring the Unknown

Biographies of Volume VII Editors Roger D . Launius is a member of the space
history department of the Smithsonian Institution ' s National Air and Space
Museum and is the former NASA Chief Historian . He has produced many books
and ...

Exploring the Unknown

Author: John M. Logsdon

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160813818

Page: 857

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This volume contains over 100 key documents, many of which are published for the first time. Each is introduced by a headnote providing context, bibliographical details, and background information necessary to understand the document. These are organized into two chapters, each beginning with an essay that keys the documents to major events in the history

Exploring Outer Space

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Rosen ) The History of Rockets . ... NASA . www . nasa . gov / missions /
highlights / Russian Space Web . www . russianspaceweb . com / Solar Views ,
History of Space Exploration ... Kansas 67501 Space Center Houston 1601
NASA Road 1 Houston , Texas 77058 National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian Institution 6th ...

Exploring Outer Space

Author: Richard Hantula

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836839814

Page: 32

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Discusses the history of rockets and spaceflight and how satellites and space probes are used.

Who Owns America s Past

The Smithsonian and the Problem of History Robert C. Post ... Smithsonian and
Air and Space/Smithsonian, and a wealth of historical monographs, many on the
marvels of human flight and space exploration—no historical topic that concerns
 ...

Who Owns America s Past

Author: Robert C. Post

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421411016

Page: 400

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In 1994, when the National Air and Space Museum announced plans to display the Enola Gay, the B-29 sent to destroy Hiroshima with an atomic bomb, the ensuing political uproar caught the museum's parent Smithsonian Institution entirely unprepared. As the largest such complex in the world, the Smithsonian cares for millions of objects and has displayed everything from George Washington's sword to moon rocks to Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Why did this particular object arouse such controversy? From an insider’s perspective, Robert C. Post’s Who Owns America’s Past? offers insight into the politics of display and the interpretation of history. Never before has a book about the Smithsonian detailed the recent and dramatic shift from collection-driven shows, with artifacts meant to speak for themselves, to concept-driven exhibitions, in which objects aim to tell a story, displayed like illustrations in a book. Even more recently, the trend is to show artifacts along with props, sound effects, and interactive elements in order to create an immersive environment. Rather than looking at history, visitors are invited to experience it. Who Owns America’s Past? examines the different ways that the Smithsonian’s exhibitions have been conceived and designed—whether to educate visitors, celebrate an important historical moment, or satisfy donor demands or partisan agendas. Combining information from hitherto-untapped archival sources, extensive interviews, a thorough review of the secondary literature, and considerable personal experience, Post gives the reader a behind-the-scenes view of disputes among curators, academics, and stakeholders that were sometimes private and at other times burst into headline news.

Space Pioneers

NASA . The Kennedy Space Center Story . Updated regularly . Stafford , Thomas
. We Have Capture . Smithsonian Books ... grin . hq . nasa . gov / The Kennedy
Space Center archives — Research U . S . space history from the beginning . http
 ...

Space Pioneers

Author: Robin Kerrod

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836857078

Page: 48

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Chronicles the history of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spaceflights through 1968, and presents information about the Vostok, Voskhod, Soyuz, and Zond missions.

Milestones of Space

Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Michael Neufeld. SUGGESTIONS ... General Space History Burrows , William E.
This New Ocean : The Story of the First Space Age . ... Washington : NASA , 2000
.

Milestones of Space

Author: Michael Neufeld

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 1627882030

Page: 176

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A beautifully illustrated history of the exploration of space through the most iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Throughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth’s cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed with wonder in the same direction: upwards. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a source of earthly pride and competition. At the bottom of this international technological rivalry, though, lies one unifying purpose, which is to understand the impossibly vast heavens. In Milestones of Space, Michael Neufeld and select curators of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum present a gorgeous photographic celebration of some of the most groundbreaking artifacts that played key parts in giving humanity its first steps into the cosmos. Focusing on the most iconic objects and technology—such as Friendship 7,the Lunar Module 2, Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Suit, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Space Shuttle Discovery—this book extensively profiles eleven of the NASM’s most important breakthroughs in space technology. The NASM curators feature each object in incredible detail with compelling timelines, sidebars and captions, and over 150 archival images that provide new and little-known insights into their development and historical context. We are still a long way from grasping our universe . . . but for now, Milestones of Space magnificently commemorates the individuals and inventions that have taken us this far.

Apollo s Legacy

An all-encompassing look at the history and enduring impact of the Apollo space program In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever ...

Apollo s Legacy

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588346528

Page: 264

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An all-encompassing look at the history and enduring impact of the Apollo space program In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society. The Apollo missions marked the first time human beings left Earth's orbit and visited another world, and thus they loom large in our collective memory. Many have detailed the exciting events of the Apollo program, but Launius offers unique insight into its legacy as seen through multiple perspectives. He surveys a wide range of viewpoints and narratives, both positive and negative, surrounding the program. These include the argument that Apollo epitomizes American technological--and political--progress; technological and scientific advances garnered from the program; critiques from both sides of the political spectrum about the program's expenses; and even conspiracy theories and denials of the program's very existence. Throughout the book, Launius weaves in stories from important moments in Apollo's history to draw readers into his analysis. Apollo's Legacy is a must-read for space buffs interested in new angles on a beloved cultural moment and those seeking a historic perspective on the Apollo program.

Research Report

The Annotated Bibliography of Air and Space History will be a carefully selected
and heavily annotated listing of the most ... has gone into the Smithsonian History
of Aviation project as well as into the space science and exploration programs .

Research Report

Author: National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Year

Smithsonian Institution. Encyclopaedia Britannica , “ Principles of History of
Space Exploration " for the Encyclopedia Americana , and encyclopedia
yearbook articles on “ Earth - Oriented Satellites ” and “ Astronautics — 1968 . ”
ASTRO ...

Smithsonian Year

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Smithsonian Year

In May , the Department of Space History acquired the camera from the Corona ,
the world ' s first spy satellite , from ... by 200 teachers nationwide , these guides
bring to life the IMAX film Destiny in Space and the futuristic space exploration ...

Smithsonian Year

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