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Article “” by Published in Abstract The year 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of two major advances in America’s imagery intelligence gathering capabilities based on satellites that...

Article “” by Published in Abstract From 1958-63, General Atomics and ARPA collaborated on Project Orion, a proposal to build a spacecraft powered by atomic bombs. The...

Article “” by Published in Abstract John Denver, one of America’s top songwriters and performers of the late 1960s and 1970s, had a long-standing interest in space...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The author discusses the Hexagon program and his recollections of working on this top-secret program inside the USAF Satellite Control Facility....

Article “” by Published in Abstract The idea of a space elevator has captured the imagination of scientists and engineers (as well as writers and artists) for...

Article “” by Published in Abstract This third article about the early history of the United States’ three major missile test ranges discusses the creation of the...

Article “” by Published in Abstract In less than a decade’s time, privately led ventures have begun developing the space hardware, systems, and services to create a...

Article “” by Published in Abstract On 17-19 March and 25 March 2021, the NASA History Program Office held a virtual Webex symposium, “NASA and the Rise...

Article “” by Published in Abstract In an era when newspapers were still a primary source of information for the general public, the symbolic “payload” of the...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Building systems for sophisticated equipment, such as anti-satellite weapons, involves a great deal of creativity. This article describes the work done...