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PUBLICATIONID : 16652
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : A REAPPRAISAL OF THE SPACE-SHUTTLE PROGRAM
ORIG_TITLE : A REAPPRAISAL OF THE SPACE-SHUTTLE PROGRAM
AUTHOR : PIELKE, RA
FIRST_AUTHOR : PIELKE, RA
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
PUBLISHER : BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN LTD
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Space Policy
BEGINPAGE : 133
ENDPAGE : 157
VOLUME : 9
ISSUE : 2
PUBLISH_DATE : MAY
YEAR : 1993
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/1993.03.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:A1993LE55300009
CITATION : 2
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-05-24 12:54:16
ISSN : 0265-9646
IDS : LE553
DOI : 10.1016/0265-9646(93)90027-7
ABSTRACT : The conventional wisdom holds that the Space Shuttle programme has been a 'policy failure' because NASA compromised its original concept in the face of weak political commitment and inadequate funding. However, a detailed reappraisal of the history shows that this reasoning is ambiguous, counterfactual and contrary to experience. Congressional and presidential support for the Shuttle has consistently been generous despite flawed and shifting justifications for the programme advanced by NASA. Among the lessons to be learned are the need for more rigorous congressional oversight and the development of smaller, quicker and independent civil space programmes.
AREA : International Relations; Social Sciences - Other Topics
PUBLICATION : SPACE POLICY
PLACE : OXFORD
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 16652
PAGES : 133-157
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : PIELKE, RA (reprint author), UNIV COLORADO,CTR PUBL POLICY RES,KETCHUM 126,CAMPUS BOX 330,BOULDER,CO 80309
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : PIELKE, RA
REFERENCES_NUM : 59
PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD, OXON, ENGLAND OX5 1GB
COUNT : 1
VETTED : 1