Nuclear Energy for Space Propulsion and Auxiliary Power: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Research, Development, and Radiation of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Congress of the United States, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, August 28 and 29, 1961

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Focuses on cooperative AEC-NASA-DOD RPD programs to apply nuclear power to rocket propulsion and spacecraft power systems.

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Page 5 - Hearings before the Subcommittee on Research, Development, and Radiation of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy...
Page 284 - 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.
Page 284 - Congress must finally make — let it be clear that I am asking the Congress and the country to accept a firm commitment to a new course of action — a course which will last for many years and carry very heavy costs of $531 million in fiscal 1962— an estimated $7-$9 billion additional over the next 5 years.
Page 283 - Now it is time to take longer strides — time for a great new American enterprise — time for this Nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth.
Page 186 - ... it bears on almost every aspect of our relations with people of other countries and on their view of us as compared with the USSR Our space program may be considered as a measure of our vitality and our ability to compete with a formidable rival, and as a criterion of our ability to maintain technological eminence worthy of emulation by other peoples.8 Gabriel A.
Page 283 - If we are to win the battle that is going on around the world between freedom and tyranny, if we are to win the battle for men's minds, the dramatic achievements in space which occurred in recent weeks should have made clear to us all, as did the Sputnik in 1957, the impact of this adventure on the minds of men everywhere who are attempting to make a determination of which road they should take.
Page 283 - With the advice of the Vice President, who is Chairman of the National Space Council, we have examined where we are strong and where we are not, where we may succeed and where we may not.
Page 284 - But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon — if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.
Page 284 - Second, an additional $23 million, together with $7 million already available, will accelerate development of the Rover nuclear rocket. This is a technological enterprise in which we are well on the way to striking progress, and which gives promise of some day providing a means for even more exciting and ambitious exploration of space, perhaps beyond the moon, perhaps to the very ends of the solar system itself.
Page 283 - Shepard, this very risk enhances our stature when we are successful. But this is not merely a race. Space is open to us now ; and our eagerness to share its meaning is not governed by the efforts of others. We go into space because, whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share.

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