New book: Remembering the Space Age: Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference
Remembering the Space Age: Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference (NASA SP-2008-4703), Steven J. Dick, editor.
There is no doubt that the last 50 years have brought numerous accomplishments in the “new ocean” of space, harkening back to a long tradition of exploration. After 50 years of robotic and human spaceflight, and as serious plans are being implemented to return humans to the Moon and continue on to Mars, it is a good time to step back and ask questions that those in the heat of battle have had little time to consider. What has the Space Age meant? What if the Space Age had never occurred? Has it been, and is it still, important for a creative society to explore space? How do we, and how should we, remember the Space Age? This book is an edited collection of 21 essays stemming from an October 2007 conference sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sputnik I and the dawn of the Space Age. This volume, with a number of full-color illustrations, may be purchased through GPO or amazon.com for $54 or through CASI for $55.
Source: NASA History Division