Emerging Space Powers of Latin America: Argentina and Brazil

  • Robert C. HardingEmail author
Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)


The Cold War space race between the United States (U.S.) and the Soviet Union was an integral part of the East-West struggle of that time period. Once the U.S. accomplished Kennedy’s mandate to be the first on the Moon, the competition wound down like an unattended clock, even witnessing sporadic superpower cooperation such as the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project in 1975. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. decision to mothball its space shuttle fleet was a seeming dagger in the heart of the ambitious first 50 years of space activities.


International Space Station Launch Vehicle Space Policy Space Programme Soft Power 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spring Hill CollegeMobileUSA

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