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Автор: J. Logsdon Название: After Apollo?: Richard Nixon and the American Space Program Издательство: Palgrave Macmillan Год: 2015 ISBN: 978-1137438522 Серия: Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology Язык: English Формат: pdf Размер: 10,8 mb Страниц: 356
The decision to develop a space shuttle was the culmination of the drama of post-Apollo space policymaking. The decision carried with it NASA's intent, once the shuttle entered operations, to seek presidential support for developing a space station launched in separate elements by the shuttle and assembled in orbit. Those two activities— developing and flying the space shuttle, then developing, assembling, and utilizing the space station—have dominated U.S. human space flight efforts for four decades after the last American astronaut left the Moon in December 1972. As Apollo 17 lifted off the lunar surface on December 14, 1972, President Nixon issued a statement saying "this may be the last time in this century that men will walk on the Moon." By the decisions he made between 1969 and 1972, Richard Nixon ensured that his forecast would come true.
Chapter 1 Richard Nixon and Apollo 11 Chapter 2 Setting the Post-Apollo Stage Chapter 3 After the Moon, Mars? Chapter 4 Space and National Priorities Chapter 5 The Nixon Space Doctrine Chapter 6 The End of the Apollo Era Intermission
Act 2 What Next?
Chapter 7 A New Cast of Characters Chapter 8 The Space Shuttle Takes Center Stage Chapter 9 National Security Requirements Drive Shuttle Design Chapter 10 A Time of Transitions Chapter 11 A Confused Path Forward Chapter 12 Debating a Shuttle Decision Chapter 13 Which Shuttle to Approve? Chapter 14 A “Space Clipper”
Finale Epilogue Richard Nixon and the American Space Program Notes Bibliography Index