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The Resource Into the unknown together : the DOD, NASA, and early spaceflight, Mark Erickson, (electronic resource)

Into the unknown together : the DOD, NASA, and early spaceflight, Mark Erickson, (electronic resource)

Label
Into the unknown together : the DOD, NASA, and early spaceflight
Title
Into the unknown together
Title remainder
the DOD, NASA, and early spaceflight
Statement of responsibility
Mark Erickson
Title variation
  • DOD, NASA, and early spaceflight
  • Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and early spaceflight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Colonel Erickson examines the use of space exploration as a tool to secure international prestige and national pride as part of the Cold War struggle with the Soviet Union during the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations. He looks at the creation of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), the evolving NASA-DOD relationship, and the larger context in which this relationship was forged. He focuses on the human-spaceflight projects -- Projects Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Dynasoar, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory--by examining the geopolitical, domestic political, and bureaucratic environments in which decisions concerning these projects were made. By blending in the individuals involved, the obstacles that were overcome, and the achievements of the US space program, Erickson reveals a special transformation that took place during this chapter of Americana."--Abstract from AU press web site
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erickson, Mark
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Manned space flight
  • Astronautics, Military
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics
Label
Into the unknown together : the DOD, NASA, and early spaceflight, Mark Erickson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 12, 2013)
  • "September 2005."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 547-654) and index
Color
mixed
Control code
85349378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 667 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429455527
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85349378
  • 184520
Label
Into the unknown together : the DOD, NASA, and early spaceflight, Mark Erickson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 12, 2013)
  • "September 2005."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 547-654) and index
Color
mixed
Control code
85349378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 667 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429455527
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85349378
  • 184520

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