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NASA's Space Science and Applications Program

NASA's Space Science and Applications Program

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BYHOMERE.NEWF'LLAssociateAdministratorfor
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Washington,D.C.20546
 
PREFACE
THE
MATERIAL
inthisbookletisare-printofaportionofthatwhichwaspreparedbyNASA'sOfficeofSpaceScienceandAp-plicationsforpresentationtotheCongressoftheUnitedStatesinthecourseofthefiscalyear1968authorizationprocess.Itisbelievedtobeofsuchgeneralusefulnessthatitisbeingmadeavailableinthisformtoawideraudience.Alargepartofthetextisdirectedtowardsomeoftheissuesthathavebeenraisedbythecongressionalcommittees.Thereisadis-cussionofbasicresearch,itsvalueasasourceofknowledge,techniquesandskillsthatgointothedevelopmentoftechnology,andprac-ticalapplications.Alsodiscussedistheim-portancetothestrength,wellbeing,andsecurityofourNationofacontinuinglevelofeffortinbasicresearch,ofwhichspaceresearchisanimportantandfruitfulcomponent.Inaddition,appendixesareprovidedtopermitdelvingdeeperintospecificaspectsofthesubjectshouldthereaderwishtodoso.SeveraloftheappendixesaredevotedtoareviewoftheeffortsoftheOfficeofSpaceScienceandApplicationsinthepastandadiscussionofthepotentialforthefuture.Inparticular,attentioniscalledtothelastappendix,whichlistssomeofthepracticalbenefitsstenamingfrom,contributingto,orlikelytocomefrom,theresearchinNASA'sAdvancedResearchandTechnology,MannedSpaceFlight,SpaceScienceandApplications,andTechnologyUtilizationprograms.HOMERE.NEWELL,
AssociateAdministratorforSpaceScienceandApplications.

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