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Lecture 7 Kennedy’s Decision We watched an official Air Force film about the DYNA-SOAR project. - very pilot-focused; almost no mention of the importance of computer systems - presented the project as another great step in the advancement of American flight history/technology - did not call it a spacecraft; also, used the term “aerospace” rather than space - no mention of specific applications for the craft; did mention “general air force/military applications,” but in the end, the USAF didn’t find compelling reasons to follow through with the project The Kennedy Decision General comments on the readings? - Kennedy himself was not immediately committed to going to the Moon; he wanted options from his advisors and looked at it in terms of how to get ahead of the Russians. He was very explicitly intending to play leap-frog with them. - The administration was open to other, more local options. -
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