John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)
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 tim
The author in this book does a good job of explaining the context, times, personalities involved, and the impact of the president of the United States deciding to challenge himself and the nation to expend prodigious effort and treasure to send the first man to the moon.
Kennedy was not a space fanatic before becoming president. Here we see an analysis of the space program, the national feeling about space, where we thought ...more