|Title:||A short history of Swedish space activities|
|Authors:||Gustav Källstrand ; Nina Wormbs|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : European Space Agency, 2007|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-92-9221-889-8|
|Size:||64 p. / ill. / 30 cm|
|Subjects:||Astronautics and state--Sweden ; Space activities--Sweden ; Space sciences--Sweden|
Space research is an age-old science. Man has always dreamed of reaching the heavens. This dream has survived in myths, legends and in reality. When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957 space research had a new technology. For scientists the window was opened not only to outer space, but also to the earth. A space authority -NASA- was formed in the United States and proposals were made in Europe to form a European space organisation -ESRO, later ESA. Sweden was there at an early stage. A Swedish space research committee was formed as early as 1959.
"Sweden in space. Swedish space activity 1959-1972" is an account of the early years of Swedish space research, up until the formation of the present national space organisation. It is a story of scientific successes, optimism and pioneer spirit, but also of the resistance that was encountered by a new and expensive activity as it sought to find a place in the established research and technical community.
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