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Tribbe Rather than focusing on the history of the space program, this book examines American culture in the s and 70s through the lens of the Apollo moon landings Explains why even as early the first moon landing, NASA was already facing a society that was growing indifferent and even hostile to its missions Uses movies, novels, rock albums, religious tracts, and other cultural products to gauge reactions to the Apollo moon landings in popular culture.
Maher, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark "Matthew Tribbe's account of the Apollo program and its demise provides a penetrating glimpse at American values and priorities in the s and the years that followed. Thieves of Book Row McDade. Rule and Ruin Geoffrey Kabaservice.
Bezorgopties We bieden verschillende opties aan voor het bezorgen of ophalen van je bestelling. Matt marked it as to-read Feb 01, Yet this holy trinity of s America would quickly fall apart. Open Preview See a Problem? With precise surgical cuts he elucidates his position, presenting facts both culturally and scholarly.
Great Crossings Christina Snyder. Empire of Ideas Justin Hart.
American Philosophy before Pragmatism Russell B. Executing the Rosenbergs Lori Clune.
The Danube Andrew Beattie. Skepticism and American Faith Christopher Grasso. Crystal Eastman Amy Aronson.
Liking Ike David Haven Blake. Heinlein , a sequel to his science fiction novella " The Man Who Sold the Moon ", although it was in fact published several years earlier than that story, in Astounding , January It is also the first story in the retrospective Requiem: New Collected Works by Robert A. Heinlein and Tributes to the Grand Master.
Harriman, a tycoon and latter-day robber baron , had always dreamed of going to the Moon , and had spent much of his career and resources making space flight a practical commercial enterprise. Unfortunately, his business partners prevented him from taking the early flights because they could not risk the public face of their company. Now an old man, Harriman has still not been to the Moon, a fact that frustrates him, since he lives in a world where space travel is so commonplace that carnivals have their own barnstorming spacecraft.
The history of human space exploration since Apollo has been one of fits and starts, initiatives often boldly announced only to quietly fade away. Over time, even staunch space advocates have come to recognize that Apollo was not the beginning of a broader expansion into the solar system but instead an aberration fueled by the Cold War competition—the Space Race—with the Soviet Union. And even during the height of the Apollo program, public support for the program was nowhere near as high as our nostalgia-tainted recollections claim.
However, the failure to build upon Apollo may have an even more fundamental cause than a Cold War competition.
The latter was the reaction to it that emerged in the late s and early s in forms like the counterculture movement and rise in interest in mysticism. What does that have to do with sending humans to the Moon? Tribbe sees Apollo as the apex of rationalism, a massive harnessing of technology to achieve a goal.