Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume 1

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NASA, 1995 - Astronautics

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Page 612 - The preservation of the role of the United States as a leader in aeronautical and space science and technology and in the application thereof to the conduct of peaceful activities within and outside the atmosphere...
Page 453 - I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth. No single space project in this period will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.
Page 365 - States to the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
Page 368 - States offer to the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) of the International Council of Scientific Unions to launch scientific experiments or complete satellites prepared by scientists of other nations.
Page 3 - Newton's law of gravitation states that every particle in the universe attracts every other particle with a force which is directly proportional to the product of the two masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them, the direction of the force being in the line joining the two points (ref.
Page 333 - Fourth, space technology affords new opportunities for scientific observation and experiment which will add to our knowledge and understanding of the Earth, the solar system, and the universe.
Page 343 - The Administrator shall determine, and promulgate regulations specifying, the terms and conditions upon which licenses will be granted by the Administrator for the practice by any person (other than an agency of the United States) of any invention for which the Administrator holds a patent on behalf of the United States.
Page 428 - Do we have a chance of beating the Soviets by putting a laboratory in space, or by a trip around the moon, or by a rocket to land on the moon, or by a rocket to go to the moon and back with a man? Is there any other space program which promises dramatic results in which we could win?
Page 12 - Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down — that's not my department, says Wernher von Braun.
Page 454 - But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon — if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.

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