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Competition for 2013 Sacknoff Prize for Space History Announced


Scott Sacknoff, publisher of Quest: The History of Spaceflight, has announced a call for submissions for the 2013 Sacknoff Prize for Space History. Details on the prize can be found at:  http://www.spacehistory101.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1824. For eligible candidates with manuscripts please consider submitting for this … Continue reading

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Special Issue of “OAH Magazine of History” Published on the “History Wars”


In the January 2013 issue of the Organization of American Historians Magazine of History published an issue dedicated to “History Wars.” The issue focuses on the periodic, and quite distinctive, conflicts concerning history that breaks out in the seemingly broad … Continue reading

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New Study Available: “Toward a History of the Space Shuttle: An Annotated Bibliography Part 2, 1992–2011″


Twenty years ago I compiled with Aaron Gillette an annotated bibliography of the Space Shuttle program entitled Toward a History of the Space Shuttle. We intended it as a starting point for serious historical investigation into the program’s history. At … Continue reading

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Discussion of Commercialization of Space Travel and Human Participation in Space Exploration Sponsored by National History Center, June 15, 2012, Washington, D.C.


Please pass this information to anyone who might be interested. There will be a discussion on Capitol Hill, Rayburn 2325, on Friday, June 15, 2012, 10 a.m. EDT, about “Commercialization of Space Travel and Human Participation in Space Exploration” sponsored … Continue reading

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The Use and Abuse of Historical Analogs


There is a long history of the use and abuse of historical analogs, comparisons of different incidents in history to presumably learn from the past. Analogs do offer useful perspectives that may be applied to current challenges, of course, but … Continue reading

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