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Logsdon, John M. 1937-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 4,749 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Director, Thesis advisor, Creator
Classifications: TL789.8.U5, 387.80973
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Most widely held works by John M Logsdon
Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John F. Kennedy and the race to the moon by John M Logsdon ( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 606 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
Together in orbit : the origins of international participation in the space station by John M Logsdon ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eye in the sky : the story of the Corona spy satellites by Brian Latell ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 438 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 )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconsidering Sputnik : forty years since the Soviet satellite ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Research system in the 1980's : public policy issues ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 119 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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heaven and earth: First step ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 45 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
Bellydance arms & posture a practice for carriage, coiling and serpentine stylization with Rachel Brice ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This practice was designed to be used in conjunction with your regular dance practice to increase strength, flexibility and the illusion of bonelessness in the upper body
New Kids on the Block coming home ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the New Kids on the Block triumphant return to the world's stage. It takes an intimate look at their life on the road & special behind-the-scenes moment. Includes live performances
Human spaceflight : projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 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
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 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
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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U. S. civil space program by Roger D Launius ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life on Mars : what are the implications? by John M Logsdon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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