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The American Space Exploration Narrative: Evolution Of Space Exploration In The United States From The Cold War To Today, Dora Holland Jan 2016

The American Space Exploration Narrative: Evolution Of Space Exploration In The United States From The Cold War To Today, Dora Holland

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This paper documents how the narrative of space exploration in the United States (U.S.) has changed from the Cold War to today. It examines the policy and rhetoric of eight U.S. presidential administrations in regards to space exploration: Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama. The paper also discusses how the overall field of space exploration has changed over time. To investigate this narrative, the paper first examines the history of U.S. space exploration from the Cold War to today, and also examines three current conditions of the field of ...