The Politics of Outer Space

Bloomfield, Lincoln P.
May 1963
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May1963, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p12
The article focuses on the political problems of space programs in the U.S. which include allocation of American resources or scarce manpower, struggle between the notion of civilian and of military leadership and questions of free enterprise versus government ownership. The revolution in space communications is multiplying the ability of man to communicate by a factor that runs into the hundreds. A politically reasonable program for the uses of outer space is a common enterprise in which there is room for all.


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