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Introduction

  • Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

This is the story of the men and women who were America’s first true space pioneers. History books have often focused on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the point of view of the early Russian space achievements and the need to organize a U.S. space capability. The Nation’s response to Sputnik in 1957 and its military implications was to “Wake Up and Catch Up.”

Keywords

Naval Research Laboratory Space Program History Book Ballistic Missile Intercontinental Ballistic Missile 
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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
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  1. 1.Lago VistaUSA

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