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The Final MissionPreserving NASA's Apollo Sites$
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Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O'Leary, and Milford Wayne Donaldson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062464

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062464.001.0001

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Cultural Context of Apollo Culture

Cultural Context of Apollo Culture

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(p.13) 1 Cultural Context of Apollo Culture
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The Final Mission
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Lisa Westwood

Beth Laura O’Leary

Milford Wayne Donaldson

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062464.003.0002

This chapter expands on the notion of Apollo Culture in greater detail, beginning with an historic context of the Cold War era. It takes a look at the Sputnik and Vanguard launches during the IGY (International Geophysical Year) Space Race, and explains how these political and social events of the mid-20th century set the stage for the rise and fall of the Apollo program- which required a combination of engineering, marketing, and scientific efforts by the federal government.

Keywords:   Apollo, Culture, Cold War, Space Race, IGY, Sputnik, Vanguard

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