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After Apollo?

Richard Nixon and the American Space Program

  • Authors

Benefits

  • Logsdon has a nearly peerless reputation as a space historian and award-winning author

  • Sheds new light on political activity in the Nixon White House, a period that has received little attention from historians of the space program

  • Synthesizes an incredible amount of evidence in the form of government archives, institutional and private records, interviews, and personal papers, among others

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Overture

    1. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 1-3
  3. No More Apollos

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 7-30
    3. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 31-54
    4. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 55-82
    5. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 83-102
    6. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 103-115
    7. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 117-124
    8. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 125-127
  4. What Next?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 131-142
    3. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 143-160
    4. John M. Logsdon
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    5. John M. Logsdon
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    6. John M. Logsdon
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    8. John M. Logsdon
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    9. John M. Logsdon
      Pages 271-275

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

moon Richard Nixon USA

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.

Bibliographic information

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)