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Lessons from the Past: How NASA’s Early Culture Informs Current Challenges

By Howard E. McCurdy Imagine for a moment that high-ranking government officials enthusiastically embrace a plan to send Americans to the moon as part of an effort that will lead eventually to human expeditions to Mars.

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Low-Cost Innovation and the Vision for Space Exploration

By Howard E. McCurdy The first phase of the Vision for Space Exploration—wherein humans and their machines return to the Moon—is no exception. NASA officials could dust off old blueprints and return to the Moon using 1960s technology.

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ASK Bookshelf (ASK 24)

From time to time, the editors will offer brief reviews of books they believe will especially interest ASK readers. Here are descriptions of two books, very different from one another, that we admire.

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