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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Spokesmen for NASA are fond of justifying the moon program, in
part, by pointing out various ways in which Project Apollo is obvious-
ly having an "impact" on economic, social, and technological life in
different states and localities.8 Other books and articles are beginning
to proliferate on "the impact of Space" on education, on national
economics, social psychology, cultural vision, political adaptation, and
international cooperation.' Perhaps the popularity of "impact" studies
is related to the relatively late development of reliable means for soft-
landing on the moon. But the Space Act of 1958 itself enjoined a
centers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida with totals as follow:
$2.3 billion for new facility construction; 45,000 new permanent government employees;
$3oo million yearly operating budget; and $3.5 billion annual budget for Apollo con-
tracts controlled at these field centers of NASA.
8James E. Webb, "Profiles of the Future: The Economic Impact of the Space Program,"
Business Horizons, VI (Fall, 1963), 4-26; Robert L. Barre, NASA Scientist for Social,
Economic, and Political Studies, "Some Social Implications of Organizing for a Space
Effort," address presented to the Conference on Space Science and Space Law, University
of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, June 20o, 1963; Dave W. Lang, "Space Impact," MSC
fact sheet, No. 286, August 5, 1964; William A. Parker, "Remarks on the Impact of the
Space Age," address presented to the Houston Finance Institute, Houston, Texas, Febru-
ary 26, 1963. Copies of the above cited manuscript sources have been collected and placed
on file in the historian's office at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), Houston, Texas;
the repository for these and other similar materials is hereafter designated as MSC
'The following list of books is a sample of the variety of literature on space recently
published: Carsbie C. Adams, Space Flight; Satellites, Spaceships, Space Stations, and
Space Travel Explained (New York, 1958) ; L. P. Bloomfield (ed.), Outer Space: Prospects
for Man 6 Society (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1962); L. E. Catoe (comp.), Space
Science and Technology Books, z957-196z: A Bibliography (Washington, 1962); Donald
Cox, The Space Race (Philadelphia, 1962); Edwin Diamond, The Rise and Fall of the
Space Age (Garden City, 1964); Krafft A. Ehricke, Space Flight (3 yols.; Princeton, 1960-
1963); Amitai Etzioni, The Moon-Doggle (Garden City, 1964); Bernard E. Flaherty (ed.),
Psychophysiological Aspects of Space Flight (New York, 1961) ; Joseph M. Goldsen (ed.),
Outer Space in World Politics (New York, 1963); Jerry and Vivian Grey (eds.), Space
Flight Report to the Nation (New York, 1962); Jay Holmes, America on the Moon: the
Enterprise of the Sixties (Philadelphia, 1962) ; Ralph E. Lapp, Man and Space; the Next
Decade (New York, 1961); Lillian Levy (ed.), Space: Its Impact on Man and Society
(New York, 1965); Willy Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel (2nd ed.; New York,
96o); National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council, A Review of Space
Research, NAS/NRC Publication No. 1079 (Washington, 1962); NASA, Proceedings of
the Conference on Space-Age Planning, SP-40 (Washington, 1963); NASA/USIA, The
United States in Space (Washington, 1963); Hugh Odishaw (ed.), The Challenges of
Space (Chicago, 1962); Merton J. Peck and Frederic M. Scherer, The Weapons Acquisi-
tion Process: An Economic Analysis (Boston, 1962); Paul E. Purser, Maxime A. Faget,
and Norman F. Smith (eds.), Manned Spacecraft (New York, 1964); Simon Ramo (ed.),
Peacetime Uses of Outer Space (New York, 1961); O. H. Rechtshaffen (ed.), Reflections
on Space: Its Implications for Domestic and International Affairs (USAF Academy, Col-
orado, 1964); Peter Ritner, The Society of Space (New York, 1961); R. M. Skinner and
William Leavitt (eds.), Speaking of Space: The Best from Space Digest (Boston, 1962);
Walter Sullivan (ed.), America's Race for the Moon (New York, 1962); Vernon Van
Dyke, Pride and Power: The Rationale of the Space Program (Urbana, 1964).
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