Podcast: John Logsdon on President Nixon, the Apollo Program and Space Policy

Podcast: John Logsdon on President Nixon, the Apollo Program and Space Policy

President Nixon with NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher discussing a proposed space shuttle vehicle on January 5, 1972 in San …read more

Podcast: Discussion with Creators of Nixon Library Exhibit on Apollo 11

Podcast: Discussion with Creators of Nixon Library Exhibit on Apollo 11

The Nixon Presidential Library’s new special exhibit, Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind. (William Vasta/Richard Nixon Foundation) Celebrating the 50th …read more

Podcast: James Donovan on the Space Race and the Apollo Moon Landing

Podcast: James Donovan on the Space Race and the Apollo Moon Landing

Charles M. Duke Jr/Associated Press James Donovan is author of “Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage …read more

The Dawn of the Space Shuttle

The Dawn of the Space Shuttle

  Endowed with the stunning success of the Apollo program, yet faced with the exorbitant costs of NASA, President Nixon considered …read more

The Space Race and Peaceful Competition

The Space Race and Peaceful Competition

The Space Race demonstrated that the United States and Soviet Union could partake in peaceful competition and cooperation From Sputnik to the …read more

Behind the Scenes of Apollo 13

Behind the Scenes of Apollo 13

Apollo 13 lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida as an audience watches. On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13—manned by Commander James …read more

The Nixon Space Doctrine

The Nixon Space Doctrine

President Nixon with Apollo 11 astronauts, left to right, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, through the window of …read more

Nixon Takes the World to the Great Beyond

Nixon Takes the World to the Great Beyond

President Nixon and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin sign the Cooperation in Space Agreement on May 24, 1972 With the end of …read more

7.28.1973 – Skylab 3 Mission Commences

7.28.1973 – Skylab 3 Mission Commences

It appeared that manned space flight  was in its golden age during  the Nixon presidency, as all but three manned …read more

Another Lunar Anniversary

Another Lunar Anniversary

July 20th was the forty-fifth anniversary of the very first moon landing, but this milestone was only a small part …read more