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John F. Kennedy and Race To Moon (10 Edition)

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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 leader in space outweighed the massive costs of the lunar landing enterprise. Logsdon traces the evolution of JFK's thinking and policy up until his assassination, which brought to an end his reexamination of the program's goal and schedule and his hope to collaborate, rather than compete, with the Soviet Union in going to the Moon. This study, based on extensive research in primary documents and archival interviews with key members of the Kennedy administration, is the definitive examination of John Kennedys role in sending Americans to the Moon.

Synopsis:

An eye-opening account timed for the 50th anniversary of JFKs “We choose to go to the moon” speech.

Synopsis:

An eye-opening account timed for the 50th anniversary of JFKs “We choose to go to the moon” speech.

Synopsis:

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 leader in space outweighed the massive costs of the lunar landing enterprise. Logsdon traces the evolution of JFK's thinking and policy up until his assassination, which brought to an end his reexamination of the program's goal and schedule and his hope to collaborate, rather than compete, with the Soviet Union in going to the Moon. This study, based on extensive research in primary documents and archival interviews with key members of the Kennedy administration, is the definitive examination of John Kennedys role in sending Americans to the Moon.

Synopsis:

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 leader in space outweighed the massive costs of the lunar landing enterprise. Logsdon traces the evolution of JFK's thinking and policy up until his assassination, which brought to an end his reexamination of the program's goal and schedule and his hope to collaborate, rather than compete, with the Soviet Union in going to the Moon. This study, based on extensive research in primary documents and archival interviews with key members of the Kennedy administration, is the definitive examination of John Kennedy's role in sending Americans to the Moon.

About the Author

Dr. John M. Logsdon is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington Universitys Elliott School of International Affairs, and until his retirement was the long-time director of GWUs Space Policy Institute. Author of the seminal study The Decision to Go to the Moon (1970) and the main article for “space exploration” in the newest edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, he is a sought-after commentator on space issues who has appeared on all major broadcast and cable networks, along with many international news shows. He was a member of the NASA Advisory Council from 2005-2009 and remains a member of its Exploration Committee. From 2008-2009 he held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the National Air and Space Museum. In 2003 he served as a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

Table of Contents

“We Should Go to the Moon” * Before the White House * Making the Transition * Getting Started * First Decisions * “Theres 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230110106
Author:
Logsdon, John M.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Logsdon, John
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Space race - United States
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes: 13 pgs figs
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

An eye-opening account timed for the 50th anniversary of JFKs “We choose to go to the moon” speech.

"Synopsis" by ,

An eye-opening account timed for the 50th anniversary of JFKs “We choose to go to the moon” speech.

"Synopsis" by ,

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 leader in space outweighed the massive costs of the lunar landing enterprise. Logsdon traces the evolution of JFK's thinking and policy up until his assassination, which brought to an end his reexamination of the program's goal and schedule and his hope to collaborate, rather than compete, with the Soviet Union in going to the Moon. This study, based on extensive research in primary documents and archival interviews with key members of the Kennedy administration, is the definitive examination of John Kennedys role in sending Americans to the Moon.

"Synopsis" by ,
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 leader in space outweighed the massive costs of the lunar landing enterprise. Logsdon traces the evolution of JFK's thinking and policy up until his assassination, which brought to an end his reexamination of the program's goal and schedule and his hope to collaborate, rather than compete, with the Soviet Union in going to the Moon. This study, based on extensive research in primary documents and archival interviews with key members of the Kennedy administration, is the definitive examination of John Kennedy's role in sending Americans to the Moon.
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