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Defence and discovery [electronic resource] : Canada's military space program, 1945-74 / Andrew B. Godefroy.

By: Godefroy, Andrew B, 1972-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in Canadian military history: Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 p.) : ill., ports.ISBN: 9780774819619 (electronic bk.); 0774819618 (electronic bk.); 077481960X; 9780774819602.Subject(s): Astronautics, Military -- Canada -- History | Outer space -- Exploration -- Canada -- History | Canada -- History, Military -- 20th century | Astronautique militaire -- Canada -- Histoire | Espace extra-atmosph�aerique -- Exploration -- Canada -- Histoire | Canada -- Histoire militaire -- 20e si�aecle | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Defence and discovery.DDC classification: 623/.690971 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cold War security and aerospace defence research prior to Sputnik -- Missiles, rocketry, and the development of the Black Brant Launcher -- Forging a spacefaring nation : the Alouette-ISIS Program -- Canada's militarization and weaponization of space -- The demise of Canada's Cold War space programs -- National interests and a new agenda for outer space -- Conclusion -- Appendix : Members of the Associate Committee on Space Research -- A note on sources.
Summary: The Cold War space race between the United States and the Soviet Union is well documented, but few are aware of Canada's early activities in this important arena of global power. Defence and Discovery represents the first comprehensive investigation into the origins, development, and impact of Canada's space program from 1945 to 1974. Meticulously researched, it demonstrates the central role of the military in Canada's early space research, illuminating a significant yet understudied period in Canada's growth as a nation.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Cold War space race between the United States and the Soviet Union is well documented, but few are aware of Canada's early activities in this important arena of global power. Defence and Discovery represents the first comprehensive investigation into the origins, development, and impact of Canada's space program from 1945 to 1974. Meticulously researched, it demonstrates the central role of the military in Canada's early space research, illuminating a significant yet understudied period in Canada's growth as a nation.

Cold War security and aerospace defence research prior to Sputnik -- Missiles, rocketry, and the development of the Black Brant Launcher -- Forging a spacefaring nation : the Alouette-ISIS Program -- Canada's militarization and weaponization of space -- The demise of Canada's Cold War space programs -- National interests and a new agenda for outer space -- Conclusion -- Appendix : Members of the Associate Committee on Space Research -- A note on sources.

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