National Space Policy

Archive Report

Soviet Lead in Exploration of Space

Cocern Over Lag in Space Race With Russia

The policy of the United States on exploration of A outer space has been the target of more widespread criticism in the past few months than at any time since the Soviet Union sent Sputniks I and II circling the earth more than two years ago. Much of the criticism has come from newspapers and magazines which do not make a practice of criticizing policies of the Eisenhower administration, from respected members of Congress, and from scientists and engineers who direct space research programs. Explicit or implicit in nearly all of the unfavorable comment has been mounting anxiety over the failure of this country to go all out in an effort to ...

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