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Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age


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Januar 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The daring, revolutionary NASA that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon has lost its meteoric vision, says journalist and space enthusiast Greg Klerkx. NASA, he contends, has devolved from a pioneer of space exploration into a factionalized bureaucracy focused primarily on its own survival. And as a result, humans haven't ventured beyond Earth orbit for three decades. Klerkx argues that after its wildly successful Apollo program, NASA clung fiercely to the spotlight by creating a government-sheltered monopoly with a few Big Aerospace companies. Although committed in theory to supporting commercial spaceflight, in practice it smothered vital private-sector innovation. In striking descriptions of space milestones spanning the golden 1960s Space Age and the 2003 "Columbia" tragedy, Klerkx exposes the "real" NASA and envisions exciting public-private cooperation that could send humans back to the moon and beyond.
EAN: 9780375727733
ISBN: 0375727736
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VINTAGE BOOKS
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 432 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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