To touch the face of God : the sacred, the profane and the American space program, 1957-1975 [E-Book] / Kendrick Oliver.
Oliver, Kendrick
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013
xiii, 229 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations, ports.
New series in NASA history
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Table of 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.