Getting Away from It All

Johnson, Gerald W.
January 1962
New Republic;1/22/62, Vol. 146 Issue 4, p15
Opposes the use of outer space exploration to divert the attention of the U.S. from the serious task of national armament to deal with Soviet communism. Philosophical basis of the recommendation; Reference to Peter Ritner's book on orbital flights and encounter with extraterrestrial beings; Suggestion that space exploration could drain economic resources and prevent the development of armaments.


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