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Selling the Space Telescope - The interpenetration of science, technology, and politicsAttention is given to the politics of initiating the Space Telescope program and to the manner in which the coalition, or working consensus, for the Telescope was assembled, in particular, the role played by astronomers. It is contended that what ensued was a case study in the influence of government patronage on a large-scale scientific and technological program. It is concluded that while a politically feasible Space Telescope did result, in the selling process the Telescope had been both oversold and underfunded.
Document ID
19910063405
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Smith, Robert W. (National Air and Space Museum Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND SPACE POLICY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF SES-85-10336
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-3691
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other