Joan Johnson-Freese

Chair of National Security Studies, Naval War College

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Chair of National Security Studies at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island; author of several books, including Space as a Strategic Asset and Heavenly Ambitions: America's Quest to Dominate Space

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NASA  was created to run America's race into space after the Soviet Union launched the orbiting satellite Sputnik in 1958.

Challenger Disaster and Its Impact on the Space Program

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The  space shuttle  is being phased out, and NASA won't have its own transportation for astronauts to the  International Space Station .

Will US-Russia Tensions Impact Space Exploration?

The space shuttle is being phased out, and NASA won't have its own transportation for astronauts to the International Space Station .

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The  space shuttle Atlantis  is back on
Earth. Now the Navy is said to be  taking aim  at the failed spy satellite that
has fallen out of orbit. The FAA has warned pilots to stay out…

Navy Prepares to Shoot Down Spy Satellite

The space shuttle Atlantis is back on Earth. Now the Navy is said to be taking aim at the failed spy satellite that has fallen out of orbit. The FAA has warned pilots to stay out…

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