Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership
by David N. Spires
Publisher: AU Press 1998
Number of pages: 422
This book tells the story of the origins and development of the United States Air Force's space program from its earliest beginnings in the post Second World War period to its emergence as a critical operational presence in the Persian Gulf War.
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