NASA: The Love–Hate Relationship

  • Thomas Gold
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 381)


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was set up by President Eisenhower in 1958, clearly in response to the Soviets’ launching the first Earth-orbiting vehicle, the Sputnik. The propaganda value for the USSR had been enormous, especially since the Sputnik followed on the heels of a “missile crisis.” This was the belief, probably false, that the USSR was far ahead in the construction of intercontinental missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Gold
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  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUS

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