Remembering the Space Age: Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference: Proceedings on the 50th Anniversary Conference

Remembering the Space Age: Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference: Proceedings on the 50th Anniversary Conference

by Steven J. Dick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0160817234

ISBN-13: 9780160817236

Pub. Date: 02/10/2009

Publisher: US National Aeronautics and Space Admin

Proceedings of October 2007 conference, sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch  in October 1957 and the dawn of the space age. 

Overview

Proceedings of October 2007 conference, sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch  in October 1957 and the dawn of the space age. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780160817236
Publisher:
US National Aeronautics and Space Admin
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Edition description:
First
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age
Chapter 1: Gigantic Follies? Human Exploration and the Space Age in Long-term Historical Perspective
Chapter 2: National Aspirations on a Global Stage: Fifty Years of Spaceflight—Asif A. Siddiqi
Chapter 3: Building Space Capability through European Regional Collaboration—John Krige
Chapter 4: Imagining an Aerospace Agency in the Atomic Age— Robert R. MacGregor
Chapter 5: Creating a Memory of the German Rocket Program for the Cold War—Michael J. Neufeld
Chapter 6: “Operation Paperclip” in Huntsville, Alabama—Monique Laney
Chapter 7: The Great Leap Upward: China’s Human Spaceflight Program and Chinese National Identity—James R. Hansen
Chapter 8: The “Right” Stuff: The Reagan Revolution and the U.S. Space Program—Andrew J. Butrica . .
Chapter 9: Great (Unfulfilled) Expectations: To Boldly Go Where No Social Scientist and Historian Have Gone Before— Jonathan Coopersmith
Part II Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age
Chapter 10: Far Out: The Space Age in American Culture—Emily Rosenberg
Chapter 11: A Second Nature Rising: Spaceflight in an Era of Representation—Martin Collins
Chapter 12: Creating Memories: Myth, Identity, and Culture in the Russian Space Age—Slava Gerovitch
Chapter 13: The Music of Memory and Forgetting: Global Echoes of Sputnik 2—Amy Nelson
Chapter 14: From the Cradle to the Grave: Cosmonaut Nostalgia in Soviet and Post-Soviet Film—CathyLewis
Chapter 15: Discovering the Iconic in Space Exploration Photography—Michael Soluri
Chapter 16: Robert A. Heinlein’s Influence on Spaceflight— Robert G. Kennedy III
Chapter 17: American Spaceflight History’s Master Narrative and the Meaning of Memory—Roger D. Launius
Part III Reflections on the Space Age
Chapter 18: A Melancholic Space Age Anniversary— Walter A. McDougall
Chapter 19: Has Space Development Made a Difference?— John Logsdon
Chapter 20: Has There Been a Space Age?—Sylvia Kraemer
Chapter 21: Cultural Functions of Space Exploration— Linda Billings

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