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Science with a Vengeance: How the Military Created the Us Space Sciences After World War II

Science with a Vengeance How the Military Created the Us Space Sciences After World War II The exploration of the upper atmosphere was given a jump start in the United States by German V rockets Hitler s vengeance weapon captured at the end of World War II The science performed with these

  • Title: Science with a Vengeance: How the Military Created the Us Space Sciences After World War II
  • Author: David H. DeVorkin
  • ISBN: 9780387941370
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • The exploration of the upper atmosphere was given a jump start in the United States by German V 2 rockets Hitler s vengeance weapon captured at the end of World War II The science performed with these missiles was largely determined by the missile itself, such as learning about the medium through which a ballistic missile travels Groups rapidly formed within tThe exploration of the upper atmosphere was given a jump start in the United States by German V 2 rockets Hitler s vengeance weapon captured at the end of World War II The science performed with these missiles was largely determined by the missile itself, such as learning about the medium through which a ballistic missile travels Groups rapidly formed within the military and military funded university laboratories to build instruments to investigate the Earth s upper atmosphere and ionosphere, the nature of cosmic radiation, and the ultraviolet spectrum of the Sun Few, if any, members of these research groups had prior experience or demonstrated interests in atmospheric, cosmic ray, or solar physics Although scientific agendas were at first centered on what could be done with missiles and how to make ballistic missile systems work, reports on techniques and results were widely publicized as the research groups and their patrons sought scientific legitimacy and learned how to make their science an integral part of the national security state The process by which these groups gained scientific and institutional authority was far from straightforward and offers useful insight both for the historian and for the scientist concerned with how specialties born within the military services became part of post war American science.

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    1. The story of how von Braun and his German colleagues managed to escape and come to the US has been told and re-told. Science with a Vengeance tells how the American scientific community organized and used those captured V-2 for scientific research. This is an excellent book with great photos and a very good bibliography.

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