After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program

book cover: After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program
March 05, 2015

John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took 'one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.' The success of the Apollo 11 mission satisfied the goal that had been set by President John F. Kennedy just over eight years earlier. It also raised the question 'What do you do next, after landing on the Moon?' It fell to President Richard M. Nixon to answer this question. After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) traces in detail how Nixon and his associates went about developing their response.