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Author Oliver, Kendrick, 1971-

Title To touch the face of God [electronic resource] : the sacred, the profane and the American space program, 1957-1975 / Kendrick Oliver.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiii, 229 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., ports.
Series New series in NASA history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: "The blasphemy of going up" -- "A power greater than any of us" : religion and secularity in the formation of the American space program -- "Signals of transcendence" : the rise and fall of space-age theology -- "Into the other world" : anticipations of spaceflight as religious experience -- "Perhaps a meaning to us" : the Apollo missions as religious experience -- "Evil triumphs when good men do nothing" : religious Americans and NASA in the autumn of the space age -- Epilogue.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History -- 20th century.
Astronautics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Religion and science -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Astronautics -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Religion -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781421407883 (hardback : acid-free paper)
1421407884 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9781421408347 (e-book)

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