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Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA

James E. David


NASA's public image through the years is of an organization that has engaged only in civilian and open activities. Although this is true in many cases, there is another side to NASA's history. This book examines for the first time the hidden and frequently classified interactions between NASA and the national security community in spaceflight and related fields from the time of NASA's establishment through the final classified Shuttle mission in 1992. Although the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 mandated that the two groups operate separate and distinct space programs and that NASA ... More

Keywords: NASA, CIA, DoD, National Aeronautics and Space Act, national security, intelligence agencies, defense agencies, Shuttle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049991
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James E. David, author
Smithsonian Institution National Air & Space Museum