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NASA

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"NASA: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: NASA
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2012
Characteristics: 221 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Margaret Haerens, book editor
Contents: What should be the future of the NASA space program? The United States needs a robust space program / Bob Deutsch
Grounding an American dream / Keith Perine
NASA needs a clear vision for its future / Rand Simberg
Human spaceflight should end / Michael Lind
Human spaceflight should not end / Russell Prechtl and George Whitesides
NASA should shoot for a human landing on Mars / Loren Thompson
NASA has more important priorities than a human landing on Mars / Iaian Murray and Rand Simberg
NASA should establish a moon base / Hal G. P. Colebatch
What issues surround the Space Shuttle program? It is the right time to end the Space Shuttle program / Hanna Rosin
Private companies could keep Space Shuttles flying / N.V.
The Space Shuttle program never performed to expectation / Pete Peterson
Houston should have received a retired Space Shuttle / Ted Poe and Pete Olson
There are good reasons Houston did not get a retired Space Shuttle / Michael Grabois
How should NASA be funded? President Obama's NASA budget should be approved / President Obama's NASA budget should not be approved / George Landrith
The United States must provide stable funding for the space program / Christian Science Monitor
NASA must make tough funding choices / Charles F. Bolden Jr.
NASA should facilitate further privatization of the space program / The Economist
It may not be feasible to privatize more of the space program / Carolyn Gramling
NASA's education programs should be better funded / Jay Rockefeller
What role should NASA play in diplomatic and scientific affairs? NASA should recognize its diplomatic role / Christopher Beam
NASA should not be engaged in Muslim outreach / Mona Charen
NASA is not tasked with Muslim outreach / Evan McMorris-Santoro
NASA should be monitoring global climate change with the Deep Space Climate Observatory / Bill Donahue
Summary: "NASA: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Haerens, Margaret
ISBN: 0737757469
9780737757460
0737757450
9780737757453
Branch Call Number: 629.40973 N241g 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Astronautics United States Outer space Exploration United States United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topical Term: Astronautics
LCCN: 2011041915
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Opposing Viewpoints looks at the issues and future of NASA from budgets to who should have received a Space Shuttle.


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