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Space and the American imagination

Howard E. McCurdy

Space and the American imagination

[progress, report, Mar. - May 1994]

by Howard E. McCurdy

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Outer space -- Exploration -- Public opinion -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHoward E. McCurdy.
    GenreBibliography.
    Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA CR-196131., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-196131.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14667507M

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