Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Your Place in America's Space Program (1964)

One of my favorite memories of growing up with these books in the 1960s was how they seem to be addressed to me. YOU will go to the moon. YOUR place in the.... I CAN ....
As part of the space race there was a perception that this was going to be the NEXT thing and we needed to train a workforce to fill all those upcoming space jobs. There were a number of books in the early to mid-60s explaining exactly what courses you need and what you might do. Some of this was to take that excitement over America's Astronauts and gently point out that not everyone would go into space, but we could all help.
Lent, Henry B. Your Place in America's Space Program. New York: Macmillan Co. (xii, 209 p.) 21 cm.

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