Tag Archives: frontier

Announcing a Special Issue of “Astropolitics” on the Power of Analogies for Advancing Space Scientific Knowledge


I have just edited a special issue of Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy 12:2-3 (2014) has just appeared. It is available on-line here. I must mention that a subscription to the journal is required, or access through a subscribing institution, to … Continue reading

Posted in Apollo, History, Politics, Science, Space | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Wednesday’s Book Review: “Historians of the American Frontier”


Historians of the American Frontier: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook. Edited by John R. Wunder. (Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 1988. Pp. viii, 827. Bibliography, index. ISBN 0-313-24899-0, $75.00.) I have been asked recently by several people what they should know about the … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Declining Significance of the Frontier in Space History?


It began to be perceptible in the late 1960s, and was certainly recognized in the 1970s, that the intermix of frontier imagery, popular culture expectations, and Cold War concerns was beginning to break-down. This was true across broad swaths of … Continue reading

Posted in Apollo, Cold War Competition, History, Politics, Space, Space Shuttle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments