Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files
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 national security of the U.S., satellites, payload sizes in orbit, the development of launch vehicles, space weapons systems, the manned space program, and ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles).