Open to the Future?

May 1981
National Review;5/1/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p467
The article deals with U.S. spaceship Columbia as a symbol of technological triumph and uncertain national will. It enumerates various possibilities that could be achieved though the spaceship like precision manufacturing of a quality unknown on earth. It also explores the military possibilities of space such as the deployment of laser-armed space satellite. It also deals with the fact that the spaceship reflects the difficulty being faced by the U.S. in consummating large national projects that require sustained effort of the national will.


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