Forecasting the consequences of the “Crash of 2008” on space activities

  • Walter Peeters
Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)


On 20 April 1961, 8 days after the mission of Yuri Gagarin, President J.F. Kennedy issued a memorandum to the Chairman of the Space Council (the U.S. Vice-president) asking him to come up as soon as possible with a spectacular proposal to “beat the Russians” in a space programme. 527Noteworthy in this memorandum is that the options given were:
  • — To build a laboratory in space;

  • — To land on the Moon;

  • — To make a trip around the Moon;

  • — To land a rocket with men onboard on the Moon and return them to Earth.


Venture Capital Space Activity Private Equity BRIC Country Cost Overrun 
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