Scientists' Testimony on Space Goals: Hearings Before the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate, Eighty-eighth Congress, First Session, on Testimony of Scientists on Goals of the Nation's Space Program, June 10 and 11, 1963
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1963 - Astronautics - 260 pages
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Page 247 - 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 the earth. No single space project in this period will be 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 143 - DuBridge is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, a fellow (and past president) of the American Physical Society, and Benjamin Franklin fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, England.
Page 247 - First, 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 248 - We propose additional funds for other engine development and for unmanned explorations — explorations which are particularly important for one purpose which this Nation will never overlook: the survival of the man who first makes this daring flight. But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon — we make this judgment affirmatively — it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.
Page 247 - American enterprise, time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement...
Page 207 - Solon A. Gordon Division of Biological and Medical Research Argonne National Laboratory 9700 South Cass Avenue Argonne, Illinois (257-7711 x 2804) Dr.
Page 247 - With the advice of the Vice President, who is Chairman of the National Space Council, we have examined where we are strong and where we are not, where we may succeed and where we may not.
Page 69 - He is a member of the American Physical Society; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Association of Physics Teachers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; International Platform Society; American Society of Composers, Authors, and Performers.
Page 247 - Recognizing the head start obtained by the Soviets with their large rocket engines, which gives them many months of lead-time, and recognizing the likelihood that they will exploit this lead for some time to come in still more impressive successes, we nevertheless are required to make new efforts on our own. For while we cannot guarantee that we shall one day be first, we can guarantee that any failure to make this effort will make us last.