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Logsdon, John M. 1937-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 4,823 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator
Classifications: TL789.8.U5, 629.454
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John M Logsdon
The decision to go to the moon: Project Apollo and the national interest by John M Logsdon( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together in orbit : the origins of international participation in the space station by John M Logsdon( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John F. Kennedy and the race to the moon by John M Logsdon( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 25, 1961, President John Kennedy declared: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth." Over his remaining time in the White House, JFK actively involved himself in space decisions and several times reviewed his decision to go to the Moon, each time concluding that the benefits of being the leader in space outweighed the massive costs of the lunar landing enterprise. The author traces the evolution of JFK's thinking and policy up until his assassination, which brought to an end his reexamination of the program's goal and schedule and his hope to collaborate, rather than compete, with the Soviet Union in going to the Moon. This study, based on extensive research in primary documents and archival interviews with key members of the Kennedy administration, is an examination of John Kennedy's role in sending Americans to the Moon. It is an account of the early years of U.S. space efforts, and of how the actions taken by JFK's administration shaped the course of the U.S. space program over the last 45 years. -- Provided by publisher
Eye in the sky : the story of the Corona spy satellites by Brian Latell( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last few years, the Central Intelligence Agency has released to the public vast quantities of once highly sensitive Cold War records and imagery. Chief among the declassified materials are more than 800 000 reconnaissance photographs taken between 1960 and 1972 by 145 spy satellite missions known collectively as the CORONA program. As a means of gathering intelligence on military installations and movements in the Soviet Union, China, the Middle East, and other areas of international tension, these photographs supplied information that profoundly influenced presidential decision making during a volatile period in superpower relations. "Eye in the sky" presents the full story of the reconnaissance satellites' origins, technology, and far-reaching effects on foreign policy and national security. The contributors -those who were intimately involved in the CORONA program's design and management as well as leading scholars -relate how the program documented not only all Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile sites, but also all warship and submarine bases and military/industrial complexes without intruding into Soviet airspace. The book also describes how the satellites furthered such technological objectives as the recovery of objects from space and contributed to the mapping of the Earth. The editors conclude that the CORONA program yielded its most valuable information by proving the nonexistence of the widely perceived "missile gap" between the U. S. and the Soviet Union. This proof allowed the United States to substantially scale back its plans for new missiles and provided a firm basis for subsequent arms control agreements. Arguing that satellite reconnaissance was key to shaping the course of the Cold War, the book documents not only one of the most important breakthroughs in twentieth-century intelligence gathering but also an achievement in space technology that rivals the landing on the moon
Legislative origins of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 : proceedings of an oral history workshop : conducted April 3, 1992 : moderated by John M. Logsdon( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconsidering Sputnik : forty years since the Soviet satellite by Roger D Lanius( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe. An introductory essay by Pulitzer Prize winner Walter A. McDougall sets the context for Sputnik and its significance at the end of the twentieth century
Exploring the unknown selected documents in the history of the U.S. civilian space program( Book )

in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Research system in the 1980's : public policy issues( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and technology in the Soviet Union : a profile by Ursula M Kruse-Vaucienne( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Apollo? : Richard Nixon and the American space program by John M Logsdon( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On July 20, 1969, U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong took 'one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.' The success of the Apollo 11 mission satisfied the goal that had been set by President John F. Kennedy just over eight years earlier - 'before this decade is out, landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.' It also raised the question 'What do you do next, after landing on the Moon?'It fell to President Richard M. Nixon to answer this question. After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program traces in detail how Nixon and his associates went about developing their response. The decisions made then have defined the U.S. program of human space flight well into the twenty-first century. Those choices have thus had a much more lasting impact than did John Kennedy's 1961 decision to go to the Moon. The factors leading to Kennedy's decision are well understood, but that is not the case with respect to space policy-making under President Nixon. This study provides that understanding, and thus fills in the details of a crucial period in the history of the United States space program, and particularly of its human space flight element"--
Human spaceflight : projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementing technology assessments : final report of the technology assessment implementation project( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing the Moon Program lessons learned from Project Apollo : proceedings of an oral history workshop conducted July 21, 1989( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop was videotaped at the Gilruth Recreation Center at the Johnson Space Center, on July 21, 1989, moderated by John Logsdon
Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program by John M Logsdon( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heaven and earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Eagle has landed!" With those words, a collective dream of humankind came true. This program observes the first landing on the lunar surface from the perspective of the visionary technicians, scientists, and researchers who, in control rooms and laboratories, made it possible for Neil Armstrong to take his "one small step." Their exploits paved the way for eventual landings in the 21st century--on Mars
Managing the moon program : lessons learned from Project Apollo : proceedings of an oral history workshop( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apollo decision and its lessons for policy-makers by John M Logsdon( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the unknown selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the unknown selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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John F. Kennedy and the race to the moonEye in the sky : the story of the Corona spy satellitesReconsidering Sputnik : forty years since the Soviet satelliteExploring the unknown selected documents in the history of the U.S. civilian space programHuman spaceflight : projects Mercury, Gemini, and ApolloExploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program