Can Democracies Fly in Space Can Democracies Fly in Space

Examines the workings of the U.S. space program, its early successes and more recent problems, and relates them to the machinations of the American democratic system.

Author: W. D. Kay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275952541


Page: 244

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Examines the workings of the U.S. space program, its early successes and more recent problems, and relates them to the machinations of the American democratic system.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2014Yearbook on Space Policy 2014

The Heavens and the Earth, W. D. Kay's Can Democracies Fly in Space?, and many other works describe the powerful state, industry, and university actors who contributed to NASA's rise in the late 1950s and helped to shape the agency's ...

Author: Cenan Al-Ekabi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709118993


Page: 320

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The Yearbook on Space Policy, edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The first part of the Yearbook sets out a comprehensive overview of the economic, political, technological and institutional trends that have affected space activities. The second part of the Yearbook offers a more analytical perspective on the yearly ESPI theme and consists of external contributions written by professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. The third part of the Yearbook carries forward the character of the Yearbook as an archive of space activities. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

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“ To be strong and bold in space technology will enhance the prestige of the United States among the peoples of the world and ... and analysts such as Woody Kay have asked with more than just rhetoric , " Can Democracies Fly in Space ?

Author: États-Unis. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher: U. S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration

ISBN: IND:30000125978191


Page: 759

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On 29 July 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which became operational on 1 October of that year. Over the next 50 years, NASA achieved a set of spectacular feats, ranging from advancing the well-established field of aeronautics to pioneering the new fields of Earth and space science and human spaceflight. In the midst of the geopolitical context of the Cold War, 12 Americans walked on the Moon, arriving in peace “for all mankind.” Humans saw their home planet from a new perspective, with unforgettable Apollo images of Earthrise and the “Blue Marble,” as well as the “pale blue dot” from the edge of the solar system. A flotilla of spacecraft has studied Earth, while other spacecraft have probed the depths of the solar system and the universe beyond. In the 1980s, the evolution of aeronautics gave us the first winged human spacecraft, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station stands as a symbol of human cooperation in space as well as a possible way station to the stars. With the Apollo fire and two Space Shuttle accidents, NASA has also seen the depths of tragedy. In this volume, a wide array of scholars turn a critical eye toward NASA’s first 50 years, probing an institution widely seen as the premier agency for exploration in the world, carrying on a long tradition of exploration by the United States and the human species in general. Fifty years after its founding, NASA finds itself at a crossroads that historical perspectives can only help to illuminate.

Space Time and AliensSpace Time and Aliens

Still, the utility and cost of the ISS have often been called into question, and analysts such as Woody Kay have asked with more than just rhetoric, “Can Democracies Fly in Space?” Without the impetus of outside competition, ...

Author: Steven J. Dick

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030416140


Page: 799

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In this comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume, former NASA Chief Historian Steven Dick reflects on the exploration of space, astrobiology and its implications, cosmic evolution, astronomical institutions, discovering and classifying the cosmos, and the philosophy of astronomy. The unifying theme of the book is the connection between cosmos and culture, or what Carl Sagan many years ago called the “cosmic connection.” As both an astronomer and historian of science, Dr. Dick has been both a witness to and a participant in many of the astronomical events of the last half century. This collection of papers presents his reflections over the last forty years in a way accessible to historians, philosophers, and scientists alike. From the search for alien life to ongoing space exploration efforts, readers will find this volume full of engaging topics relevant to science, society, and our collective future on planet Earth and beyond.


3. W. D. Kay , Can Democracies Fly in Space ? The Challenge of Revitalizing the US Space Program ( Westport , Conn .: Praeger , 1995 ) . 4. Howard E. McCurdy , Space and the American Imagination ( Washington , D.C .

Author: Albert A. Harrison

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520236777


Page: 342

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The author of After Contact: The Human Response to Extraterrestrial Life looks back on forty years of spaceflight, focusing on the human dimension of space travel and the psychological issues underpinning the desire to leave the planet.

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But certainly it is possible to suggest some of the fundamental reasons for the lack of a Shuttle replacement more than 30 years after the original commitment to the Space Shuttle program . W. D. Kay , in his book Can Democracies Fly in ...

Author: Steven J. Dick


ISBN: STANFORD:36105130509198


Page: 659

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In March 2005, the NASA History Division and the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum brought together a distinguished group of scholars to consider the state of the discipline of space history. This volume is a collection of essays based on those deliberations. The meeting took place at a time of extraordinary transformation for NASA, stemming from the new Vision of Space Exploration announced by President George W. Bush in January 204: to go to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. This Vision, in turn, stemmed from a deep reevaluation of NASA?s goals in the wake of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident and the recommendations of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. The new goals were seen as initiating a "New Age of Exploration" and were placed in the context of the importance of exploration and discovery to the American experiences. (Amazon).

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ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY Kay , W. D. Can Democracies Fly in Space ? The Challenge of Revitalizing the U.S. Space Program . Westport , CT : Praeger , 1995. The answer to the question , of course , is that they can and do ; but this ...

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313325243


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.

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... 190 analog flight simulations at NASA's Flight Apollo earth landmark maps . , 135 Research Center , 226 Apollo expeditions ... 135 C Apollo over the moon : a view from orbit , 135 Apollo program , 153 Can democracies fly in space ?

Author: C. V. Anderson

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1590331656


Page: 261

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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (Nasa) Background, Issues, Bibliography