A Summary of the US Space Program and Its Relationship to the Military

  • Linda Dawson
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


In order to appreciate the full story of the current and future uses of outer space, it is necessary to reflect on the history of space exploration and the relationship of NASA and the US military.


Space race Cold war Werner Von Braun Yuri Gagarin Alan Shepard V-2 rocket Sergei Korolev Soviet Union Sputnik Explorer I John F. Kennedy Skylab Spacelab Soyuz spacecraft NASA Space Shuttle International space station (ISS) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Dawson
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  1. 1.Senior Lecturer EmeritusUniversity of WashingtonTacomaUSA

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