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The Heavens and the Earth Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3: Chapter 8, A Space Strategy for the United States Summary

Walter A. McDougall
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Part 3: Chapter 8, A Space Strategy for the United States Summary and Analysis

Strategy was not easy to develop. The United States was wealthy in resources but most were in the private sector. If government used too many, that would cause problems in the private sector. This was one of the problems the space age presented to the U.S. government. What is a proper space strategy for America? There were two big questions posed by space. First, how to constrain the arms race that was to take place and second, what to do about areas that are outside of territories like air, Antarctica, and outer space. It seemed to many that there would have to be international treaties to work out these issues.

There were a lot of articles and debate about space law and who owned what in outer space...

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