It is an honor and privilege for me to participate in this Congress, a meeting of persons from all the world devoted to the purpose of bringing to accomplishment that which has so long been only a vision of a few gifted men, the exploration of space by mankind. To explore space to gain knowledge of the physical universe in which he lives; to explore space as a demonstration of his mastery of advanced technology; to open space to his own travel to satisfy his desire to see and experience for himself; to explore applications of space technology to improve worldwide communications and weather forecasting—all these aims reflect as in a mirror the desires of men everywhere.


Space Activity International Cooperation Space Exploration Space Vehicle Space Science 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh L. Dryden
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  1. 1.National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationUSA

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