Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

After Apollo?

Richard Nixon and the American Space Program

Authors: Logsdon, John

  • Logsdon has a nearly peerless reputation as a space historian and award-winning author
  • The book sheds new light on political activity in the Nixon White House, the history of which has been dominated by Watergate, as well as (to a much smaller extent) Nixon's domestic economic and social policies. Likewise, it is a period that has received little attention from historians of the space program.
  • Logsdon synthesizes an incredible amount of evidence in the form of government archives, institutional and private records, interviews, and personal papers, among others
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Once the United States landed on the moon in July 1969, it was up to President Nixon to decide what to do in space after Apollo. This book chronicles the decisions he made, including ending space exploration and approving the space shuttle. Those decisions determined the character of the US human space flight program for the next forty years.

About the authors

John M. Logsdon is a world-recognized historian and analyst of space issues. His award winning Palgrave book, John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (2010) received a wide range of positive reviews. Dr. Logsdon is Professor Emeritus at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, and was the founder and long-time Director of GW's Space Policy Institute.

Reviews

“Logsdon (emer., George Washington Univ.) does a nice job of telling the story of what the US wanted to do in space after project Apollo. … The book includes halftone photographs and bibliographic references in lieu of a formal bibliography. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers, professionals, general readers.” (J. Z. Kiss, Choice, Vol. 53 (5), January, 2016)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
After Apollo?
Book Subtitle
Richard Nixon and the American Space Program
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43854-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137438546
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43852-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 356
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