The Future of Human Space Flight: Hearing Before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, October 16, 2003, Volume 4
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004 - Astronautics and state - 117 pages
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Page 39 - The great conquerors, from Alexander to Caesar, and from Caesar to Napoleon, influenced profoundly the lives of subsequent generations. But the total effect of this influence shrinks to insignificance, if compared to the entire transformation of human habits and human mentality produced by the long line of men of thought from Thales to the present day, men individually powerless, but ultimately the rulers of the world.
Page 8 - to lead the exploration and development of the space frontier, advancing science, technology, and enterprise, and building institutions and systems that make accessible vast new resources and support human settlements beyond Earth orbit, from the highlands of the Moon to the plains of Mars.
Page 44 - ... engineering studies, reports and proposals. He is a member of a special Navy panel of the Naval Research and Advisory Committee (NRAC) on Command, Control, Communications/Intelligence. He is on the Executive Committee of the Technical Council of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). He is also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Air Force Association (AFA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sigma Xi and Sigma Pi Sigma....
Page 5 - ... report of the Advisory Committee on the Future of the US Space Program (the Augustine report).
Page 16 - And again I would like to thank the chairman and ranking member for holding this hearing today.
Page 5 - in the 21st Century." The program was referred to as the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI). At the time the President made his statement in 1989, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget suggested that the program would cost $400 billion over 30 years. While Congress endorsed the philosophy of the program, Congress was reluctant to approve the program because of the expected cost. The SEI program was formally terminated in 1993 and the NASA Office of Exploration was dismantled.
Page 6 - Documentation of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science.
Page 5 - ... recommendations, but identified three principal benefits: (1) advancement of science and technology; (2) economic benefit of low-cost launch systems; and (3) opening up new worlds on the space frontier. Leadership and America's Future in Space — (The Ride Report, 1987) Astronaut Sally Ride's report Leadership and America's Future in Space was prepared as an internal NASA report. The report stated that the US had lost its leadership in space and was in danger of being surpassed by other countries....
Page 28 - Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I am grateful for the opportunity to testify before you.
Page 91 - He expressed no enthusiasm for the communist society in which he lived but was grateful to the communists for leaving him in peace. His magnificent house and garden were the pride and joy of his declining years. When I admired the large oak tree that stood in front of the house, Onkel Bruno said in a matter-of-fact tone, "That tree will have to come down; it has passed its prime." So far as I could see, the tree was in good health and showed no signs of imminent collapse. I asked him how he could...