On the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, Looking Ahead

by kris bishop on July 20, 2009

Buzz_aldrin_01 On July 20th, 1969, U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin descended to the moon while Michael Collins orbited in the Apollo 11 module. Forty years later, Aldrin and Collins advocate aiming for Mars…But any “Space Race” depends on the direction U.S. Science Policy as a whole takes in the next few years. Key decisions in the fields of energy, transportation, industry, environmental policy, national defense, and medical research and development all hinge on funding that could also be allocated to a Mars Mission, and all deserve attention. So 40 years after landing on the moon and 52 years after the launch of Sputnik 1, where are we? And where does the U.S. go from here?

Beyond Sputnik_coverClick below for more information on Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century, by Homer Neal, Tobin Smith, and Jennifer McCormick, including “Look Inside” features, table of contents, chapter summaries, sample chapter, author commentary, reviews, classroom resources from professors using Beyond Sputnik, and more.






Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century
Paper: 978-0-472-03306-5

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