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Logsdon, John M. 1937-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 220 publications in 2 languages and 4,929 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Interviews  Abstracts 
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 )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 558 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 )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 424 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 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 297 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 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once the United States landed on the moon in July 1969, it was up to President Nixon to decide what to do in space after Apollo. This book chronicles the decisions he made, including ending space exploration and approving the space shuttle. Those decisions determined the character of the US human space flight program for the next forty years
The Research system in the 1980's : public policy issues by John M Logsdon( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. research institutions are undergoing significant changes from patterns established in the decade following World War ii. Declining undergraduate enrollments are predicted to lead to "steady-state" universities; federal policy is emphasizing industry-university research cooperation and calling for a decreased federal role in the direct support of research, with increased tension in relations between government and the scientific community noted by many. These and other areas are addressed in the papers presented in this informal overview of the major controversies related to the U.S. research system during the current transitional period. Papers include: "Introduction: The U.S. Research System under Stress" (John M. Logsdon); "Public Attitudes and the Control of Research" (Dorothy Nelkin); "Basic Research on Campus: a University View" (Steven Muller); "Science, Government, and Policy: a Four-Decade Perspective" (Emmanuel R. Piore); "Accountability in Federally-Supported University Research" (Linda S. Wilson); "a Bridge Reconnecting Universities and Industry through Basic Research" (Richard E. Lyon, Jr.); "The Scarcity of Ethical Resources: Strategic Planning for Science" (Mark Pastin); "New Academic Positions: The Outlook in Europe and North America" (Charles V. Kidd); "Engineering: The Neglected Ingredient" (F. Karl Willenbrock); and "Quantitative Methods in Research and Development Decision-Making" (Carolyn Heising-Goodman). (Jn)
Science and technology in the Soviet Union : a profile by Ursula M Kruse-Vaucienne( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploring the unknown" is a multi-volume series containing a selection of key documents in the history of the U.S. civil program. Volume III, focusing on the use of space for practical applications, prints 112 keys documents on the history of satellite communications, remote sensing of Earth, and space as an investment in economic growth, edited for ease of use. Many of these are published here for the first time. Each is introduced by a headnote providing context, bibliographical information, and background information necessary to understanding the document. These are organized into three major sections, each beginning with an introductory essay that keys the documents to major events in the history of the space program. This documentary history is an essantial reference for anyone interested in the history of the U.S. civil space program and its development over time. It will serve as a valuable source both for students and scholars. Additional volumes will appear later that trace relations with other organizations and the programmatic developments in the history of the U.S. exploration of space
Heaven and earth: First step( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 41 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 conducted July 21, 1989( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 27 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
Human spaceflight : projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo( Book )

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

Arms control and disarmament in outer space : lecture-seminars given at the Centre for Research of Air and Space Law by McGill University( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 19 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 16 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

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

Together in orbit : the origins of international participation in Space Station Freedom by John M Logsdon( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Logsdon, John M.

ログストン, ジョン・M.

Languages
English (125)

Japanese (1)

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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 programExploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space programHuman spaceflight : projects Mercury, Gemini, and ApolloExploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space programTogether in orbit : the origins of international participation in Space Station Freedom