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NASA’s Overestimates of Soviet Lunar Capabilities During the Moon Race

Many times NASA officials used the national security intelligence on the Soviet Union to sustain their case for an aggressive effort to complete Apollo by the end of the 1960s. In a few instances these public statements aroused within the … Continue reading

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What Might a Global History of Space Exploration Look Like?

I would like to know the answer to this question. I would also very much like to hear what others think about the answers to this question. I have been contemplating this issue. Here are my thoughts thus far. By its … Continue reading

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Re-Direct: “Smithsonian Spotlight: Denying the Moon Landings”

Check out the short video on this page concerning the denials of the Moon landings. It’s a Smithsonian Channel documentary. The blurb for the program reads: “The 1960s were a turbulent decade full of civil unrest and political backlash. The … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The New Space Race: China vs. the U.S.”

The New Space Race: China vs. the U.S. By Erik Seedhouse. Chichester, UK: Springer-Praxis, 2010. Acknowledgments, figures, tables, abbreviations, illustrations, appendices, index. 256 Pages. ISBN: 13-978-1441908797. Paperback, $34.95 USD. Springer-Praxis has been churning out these books on spaceflight for some … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Sputnik

The Soviet Union launched a spherical orbital satellite, about two and a half times the size of a basketball, to usher in the “Space Age” on October 4, 1957, it changed the world. Sputnik 1, a mere 183-pound “hunk of … Continue reading

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