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Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Peter J. Westwick

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the decades since the mid-1970s, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has led the quest to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. JPL spacecraft, including the ... More


The Indian Space Program: Rising to a Challenge

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/9780231156882.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter delves into the development of India's national space program. Similar to Japan and China, India received support from foreign nations, particularly the United States and the Soviet ... More


Charter and Treaty, 1948–1949

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes how postwar Europe entangled Vandenberg in conflicting emotions about the direction the United States should take. His diplomatic experiences confirmed the indispensable role ... More


The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Lawrence S. Kaplan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book argues for the importance of Arthur H. Vandenberg’s role in America’s conversion to a new status in the world, placing Vandenberg’s name alongside other influential figures such as George ... More


Defense and Security Policies

Sumit Ganguly and William R. Thompson

in Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300215922
eISBN:
9780300224993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215922.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines defense policies and movements toward acquiring capabilities that will permit India to project its influence over longer distances than has previously been the case. Despite ... More


Coup d'état, 1964–1967

James Edward Miller

in The United States and the Making of Modern Greece: History and Power, 1950-1974

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832479
eISBN:
9781469606002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887943_miller.11
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Athens French ambassador's analysis of the “American presence in Greece” for his superiors in Paris. By announcing that it would terminate all its grant-aid programs, the ... More


Government Contract Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic analysis was used in a case involving the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) Program’s investigation of an American company manufacturing helicopters for the military. The owner was ... More


In Retrospect, 1950–1951

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the final months of Vandenberg’s life and looks back on his achievements. Vandenberg knew the risk when he refused to be hospitalized for cancer until Congress approved the ... More


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