Topic: President Eisenhower signing the 1958 Space Act
Posts: 21 From: Los Angeles, CA, USA Registered: Apr 2013
posted 05-29-2013 02:20 PM
I've been scouring the Internet for footage of President Eisenhower signing the Space Act and have yet to come across it. I'm looking for any footage of the signing or where he talks about the creation of NASA.
If anyone knows, I'd appreciate it.
Posts: 182 From: Streamwood, IL USA Registered: Feb 2012
posted 05-29-2013 02:41 PM
No footage, but Eisenhower writes about it, somewhat, in Chapter X of his autobiography Waging Peace - the White House Years 1956-1961.
An excellent account of how Eisenhower and his cabinet floundered around with the space issue, after Sputnik's launch, can be found in Chapter 24 of William Manchester's The Glory and the Dream - A Narrative History of America 1932-1972.