Friday, March 17, 2006

Ike vs. the Future

"Nelson Rockefeller...was one of those who though there was no limit to the amounts of money available for every concievable project
including flying to the moon. On January 16 (1958) he told the President that if the United States used nuclear explosions for propulsion,
it could launch a satellite that cound read the Moon..."54
"On February 25... Killian and Quarles proposed ,,, 1.5 billion ... to send a nuclear powered rocket to the moon." 56

Page 457 of Eisenhower by Steven Ambrose

His Sources:
Ann C. Whitman Diary 1/16/58
David Dwight Eisenhower Diary, DDE:D 2/25/58


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