Space: To Moon or Not to Moon

In its excited reaction to Major Gordon Cooper's orbital achievement, the U S public left little doubt that it is completely sold on NASA's race to get a U.S citizen onto the moon. But in political and scientific circles, an acrid debate about the value of the man-in-space program continues. The men who make up NASA's budget fear that many a Congressman agrees with the dictum of ex-President Eisenhower: "I have never believed that a spectacular dash to the moon is worth the added tax burden that it will eventually impose on...

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