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    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1961: January-March
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files4 June 1959-20 March 1961

    This folder contains memoranda and a report regarding the Soviet Union’s activities in space including a launch of a probe in the direction of the planet Venus. Also included in this folder is a report by the Air Force Space Study Committee concerning a development gap in the space programs of the Soviet Union and United States, a threat to the nat...

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    Space activities: General, June 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1963: 31 May-7 June, undated

    This folder primarily contains the BNSP (Basic National Security Policy) Planning Task I (1): “Implications of Outer Space in the 1970’s,” a policy paper discussing competition between the United States and Soviet Union in space, utilization of satellites for communication and observation, arms control, space weapons, and orbital nuclear delivery ...

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