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Examining the popular images that have spurred Americans'' enthusiasm in the space program, the author shows how the conquest of space appealed to the nation''s deepest cultural ideals and became part of the Cold War effort

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The popular image of spaceflight has historically drawn on American cultural ideals such as the endless frontier, the heroic explorer, and faith in progress through technological advancement. This masterly study by McCurdy (coeditor of Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership, LJ 10/15/97) examines the role that imagination and popular culture played in the formulation of national space policy that eventually sent Apollo astronauts to the moon in 1969. Unfortunately for space boosters, the reality of space exploration has fallen far short of the promised vision of lunar bases or manned interplanetary flight. McCurdy concludes that space advocates need to create new images to attract public and government support or witness the end of manned space flight. His thought-provoking analysis is highly recommended for large public and academic libraries.?Thomas J. Frieling, Bainbridge Coll., Ga.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Mike Earussi
5.0 out of 5 stars
This book title should include Chesley Bonestell''s art.
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2019
With all due respect to others great reviews here, I happened upon a used copy of this book as the second edition publication tonight in a book store in my hometown of Portland Oregon. Where others noted certain grammatical errors and spelling in the early first edition,... See more
With all due respect to others great reviews here, I happened upon a used copy of this book as the second edition publication tonight in a book store in my hometown of Portland Oregon. Where others noted certain grammatical errors and spelling in the early first edition, this must have been taken care of in the second edition, because I didn''t notice any grammatical errors, although I only thumbed through the book so far, what I see that other reviewers missed, and seem to dwell too much on, was their talking about scientific papers, and noting a lack of certain scientific facts stated in writing, or where other books that were written about American space travel, have possibly done better than this author. The key in this book addressing the imagination in the book, was in the cover title, if you missed it, as it is not about the words or the text of so many scientific papers and written history, but rather it is about the artwork of the great artist, Chesley Bonestell. I will state again that I have not read the entire book yet, but I have noticed that the author includes many images of Chesley Bonestell''s artwork, and even although those images are only printed here in black and white, and he notes that it was published in the early 1950s, in Collier''s magazine. This is what has been written about in recent years, that it was the key factor in promoting space travel to the American public, Chesley Bonestell''s fantastic paintings of such reality, that hit the mind''s eye within split seconds from readers experiences as seeing those early 1950''s magazines, and books by Willey Ley, starting in the late 1940''s, which also included beautiful color prints of Bonestell''s art, without ever reading a word.
I happen to know a little about how the power of art effects people, because my space art has been published recently in NASA websites, and I received emails from around the world on how it changed people without ever reading or writing a word. You are welcome to look up my websites under my name such as my Facebook site. Please see my album addressing my published large pastel sketches made from observations through my telescopes. Also higher resolution images may be seen in Mark Seibold DP Review Gallery.
-Mark Seibold, Artist-Astronomer, Portland Oregon
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Roger D. Launius
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Why Is Spaceflight so Popular? Or Is It?
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2003
Actually, spaceflight seems to be generally popular with Americans, but not a high priority for most. Commitment to it, therefore, is widespread but not deep. This book seeks to understand and explain the relationship of space exploration to the larger popular culture.... See more
Actually, spaceflight seems to be generally popular with Americans, but not a high priority for most. Commitment to it, therefore, is widespread but not deep.
This book seeks to understand and explain the relationship of space exploration to the larger popular culture. It is one of several recent works to do so in a serious way in recent years, and clearly the most important of all of them. "Space and the American Imagination" presents a significant analysis of the interplay between popular culture and public policy. Howard McCurdy concludes that how closely the dominant trends in science fiction literature and film, as well as public perceptions, reinforce actual events in spaceflight fundamentally affects public support for spaceflight.
McCurdy notes that during the 1950s and 1960s the relationship between reality and perceptions drew tightly together and created an expectation that allowed the accomplishment of the lunar landings. Since that era, the paths of public perceptions and actual events has diverged. A challenging interpretation that requires skepticism but also continued consideration, McCurdy has demarked an important area of consideration that will keep scholars working for years testing his hypotheses.
This is a highly recommended book!
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Michael Valdivielso
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A good book that covers a lot
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2001
The book shows you the battle between what we can do with science and what we want to do. It starts with a short history of rockets and the idea of space exploration than moves swiftly into the mid and late 20th century. The book allows you to see the huge rift between what... See more
The book shows you the battle between what we can do with science and what we want to do. It starts with a short history of rockets and the idea of space exploration than moves swiftly into the mid and late 20th century. The book allows you to see the huge rift between what people wanted and what governments could deliver. Its about the many sided battle between politics of leadership, military goals, dreams of a new frontier and a more limited, but maybe mature vision. It deals with the cold war, space stations, rocket ships and even the search for life in space. Any person interested in the space race between the US and the USSR or the space programs of the USA should read this book.
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2021 new arrival Space and the sale American Imagination (Smithsonian high quality History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) outlet sale

2021 new arrival Space and the sale American Imagination (Smithsonian high quality History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) outlet sale

2021 new arrival Space and the sale American Imagination (Smithsonian high quality History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) outlet sale

2021 new arrival Space and the sale American Imagination (Smithsonian high quality History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) outlet sale

2021 new arrival Space and the sale American Imagination (Smithsonian high quality History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) outlet sale

2021 new arrival Space and the sale American Imagination (Smithsonian high quality History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) outlet sale