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U.S. Civilian Space Policy Priorities: Reflections 50 Years After Sputnik
U.S. Civilian Space Policy Priorities: Reflections

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By Deborah D. Stine (au)
Year: 2009
Pages: 21
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437919618

The “space age” began on Oct. 4, 1957, when the USSR launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. A set of fundamental factors gave importance and urgency to the advancement of space tech. These 4 factors include: the need to explore and discover; nat. defense; prestige and confidence in our S&T systems; and scientific observation and experimentation. Contents of this report: Sputnik and America’s “Sputnik Moment”; Why Was Sputnik so Influential?; Why is Sputnik Important to Today’s Policies?; What are the Activities of Other Nations and the Commercial Sector in Space Exploration (SE)?; What is the Nation’s Current Civilian Space Policy?;  Why Invest in SE?; What is the Public’s Attitude Toward SE? Charts and tables.

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