Lost in Space

The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age
Product Number: EB00173350
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375423116
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

The daring, revolutionary NASA that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon has lost its meteoric vision, says journalist and space enthusiast Greg Klerkx. NASA, he contends, has devolved from a pioneer of space exploration into a factionalized bureaucracy focused primarily on its own survival. And as a result, humans haven't ventured beyond Earth orbit for three decades. Klerkx argues that after its wildly successful Apollo program, NASA clung fiercely to the spotlight by creating a government-sheltered monopoly with a few Big aerospace companies. Although committed in theory to supporting commercial spaceflight, in practice it smothered vital private-sector innovation. In striking descriptions of space milestones spanning the golden 1960s Space Age and the 2003 Columbia tragedy, Klerkx exposes the "real" NASA and envisions exciting public-private cooperation that could send humans back to the moon and beyond. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Greg Klerkx
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Jan 13, 2004

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