Space and the American Imagination / Edition 2

Space and the American Imagination / Edition 2

by Howard E. McCurdy
ISBN-10:
0801898684
ISBN-13:
9780801898686
Pub. Date:
03/22/2011
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Overview

Space and the American Imagination / Edition 2

Examining popular images that have helped motivate the most ambitious civil space program in the world, the author argues that the spacefaring dream tapped into several of America's most deeply rooted cultural ideals. 43 photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801898686
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Edition description: second edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Imagination 1

Chapter 1 The Vision 11

Chapter 2 Making Space Flight Seem Real 33

Chapter 3 The Cold War 60

Chapter 4 Apollo: The Aura of Competence 93

Chapter 5 Mysteries of Life 120

Chapter 6 The Extraterrestrial Frontier 154

Chapter 7 Stations in Space 181

Chapter 8 Spacecraft 207

Chapter 9 Robots 236

Chapter 10 Space Commerce 268

Chapter 11 Back on Earth 291

Conclusion Imagination and Culture 308

Notes 325

Index 385

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