Accession Number:

ADA523161

Title:

Going Boldly-Where? Aerospace Integration, the Space Commission, and the Air Force's Vision for Space

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR AND SPACE POWER JOURNAL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

AS WITH MOST other new technologies and frontiers, our perceptions of outer space and space technology have been fundamentally shaped by competition and warfare. World War II was the rationale for Nazi Germanys equivalent of the Manhattan Project, led by Wernher von Braun, which first brushed the edge of space in 1942 with the revolutionary V-2 A-4 ballistic missile.1 Likewise, the superpower competition during the cold war was the most influential factor in shaping both the Soviets1 opening of the space age with the launch of Sputnik I on 4 October 1957 and the eventual American response of initiating a race to the Moon.2

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE