Proceedings of the Fourth National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space: Held in Boston, Mass., April 29-May 1, 1964

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Scientific and Technical Information Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1964 - 225 pages
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Page 9 - 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 9 - 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 217 - Modern science has imposed on humanity the necessity for wandering. Its progressive thought and its progressive technology make the transition through time, from generation to generation, a true migration into uncharted seas of adventure. The very benefit of wandering is that it is dangerous and needs skill to avert evils. We must expect, therefore, that the future will disclose dangers. It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future...
Page 9 - Navy was the first to develop aircraft capable of vertical dive bombing ; this was made possible by the prosecution of a program of scientific research by the NACA. The Navy's famous fighters — the Corsair, Wildcat, and Hellcat — are possible only because they were based on fundamentals developed by the NACA. All of them use NACA wing sections, NACA cooling methods, NACA high-lift devices. The great sea victories that have broken Japan's expanding grip in the Pacific would not have been possible...
Page 19 - ... graduate education and research in all fields is essential to national security and economic growth. Means of increasing our supply of highly trained professional personnel to match the rapidly growing demands of teaching, industry, government, and research warrants our interest and support. We need many more graduate centers, and they should be better distributed geographically.
Page 116 - IV. VENUS Venus, the closest planet to the Earth, is the third brightest object in the sky. It has been observed and studied for centuries and yields only to the Sun and the Moon in attracting attention. Yet, for all its popular appeal, it has until recently remained an enigma to the astronomers— a planet shrouded in mysteries.
Page 8 - ... while other nations forged ahead. And finally, in the fifties, our A-bomb advantage gone, we were so preoccupied with the development of our ballistic missile program that we neglected a clear opportunity to become first in space. Today the Nation faces — we all face — this question: Have we learned enough from the often bitter and always costly experience of the last half century not only to carry out with determination this effort to meet the requirements of the present in space research...
Page 10 - We are building a network of large-scale engineering facilities, spaceyards, proving grounds, and space ports to assemble, test, and launch the space vehicles we need now and in the future. "We are creating new national resources of lasting value in these facilities; in the industrial and managerial capabilities we are developing; and in the growing number of scientists and engineers who are learning about space and space technology. "We are filling the pipelines of hardware and knowledge, and as...
Page 11 - And we are making certain, through our sustained efforts, that the realm of space now opening up to us shall be a domain of freedom. "It is for these reasons that we have mounted the greatest peacetime undertaking in the history of mankind. . . .
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