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Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Yanek Mieczkowski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In a critical Cold War moment, Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency suddenly changed when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite. What Ike called “a small ball” became a source ... More


Bradbury on Space

David Seed

in Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's writings on space. Throughout his career, Bradbury expressed his sense of writing in the Space Age, a time which he felt was characterized by the visual sublime, ... More


Asian Space Developments: Motivations and Trends

James Clay Moltz

in Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156882
eISBN:
9780231527576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156882.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the conceptual themes of late development and regional completion in Asia's space programs. It describes how the relative availability of space technology in the early ... More


Epilogue: First Citizen on the Moon

Jared S. Buss

in Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054438
eISBN:
9780813053172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054438.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Willy Ley died of a heart attack just weeks before the lunar landing in July 1969. This epilogue describes the reactions of his family and friends, who mourned his loss amid the broader celebration ... More


1984 Will Not Arrive

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Bradbury’s New Year’s Eve appearance with Orson Welles for a televised reading and discussion of George Orwell’s novel 1984 opens chapter 21. Bradbury’s countervailing optimism to the Orwell scenario ... More


Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Jonathan R. Eller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book completes the biography trilogy begun in Becoming Ray Bradbury and continued in Ray Bradbury Unbound. Bradbury Beyond Apollo begins in the early 1970s, as Bradbury found himself fully ... More


Witness and Celebrate

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter five surveys the poems and musical experiments that both distracted Bradbury from story writing and renewed his creativity in the early 1970s. Television and film composer Lalo Schifrin put ... More


The Mirror of the Anthropocene

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The second chapter delves deeper into the origins of what Neyrat describes as the “myth” of the Anthropocene, focusing on the work of one of the scientists who coined the term, Paul Crutzen, and how ... More


Prometheus Bound

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The naming of Dandelion Crater as a lunar navigation point by the Apollo 15 crew establishes the baseline for assessing Bradbury’s continuing role as a Space Age visionary and talisman. The chapter ... More


‘Her Dreams Receding’: Gender, Astronauts, and Alternate Space Ages in Ian Sales’ Apollo Quartet

Brian Baker

in Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620139
eISBN:
9781789623765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620139.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Ian Sales’ Apollo Quartet (2012-16) series of novellas develops a series of alternate histories of the Space Age. Determinedly ‘hard’ in its approach to sf and the technical (as well as historical) ... More


The Time Capsule’s Futures

Nick Yablon

in Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226574134
eISBN:
9780226574271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574271.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The epilogue traces the changing approaches and attitudes to time capsules in the decades since the sealing of Westinghouse’s in 1940. The deployment of time capsules with ever-greater timespans and ... More


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