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The Heavens and the Earth - Part 4: Parabolic Ballad: Khrushchev and the Setting of Soviet Space Policy Summary & Analysis

Walter A. McDougall
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Part 4: Parabolic Ballad: Khrushchev and the Setting of Soviet Space Policy Summary and Analysis

The two terms of Eisenhower were years of peace, the only peace the Americans had since 1941. The economy experienced growth without inflation as good economic conditions prevailed in America. Sputnik changed things for everyone as the world entered a new era. Sputnik gave the Russians a credibility that they did not have before the launch. It called for a U.S. response to the technocracy and the U.S. shaped its policy in terms of defense: its spy satellites and other military systems had to be protected. The U.S. space program was portrayed as open as opposed to the secrecy of the Soviet program. The U.S. program wasn't as open as it was portrayed to be because the military...

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