Book Signing on Jan. 21 for John Logsdon's New Book: John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

Book Signing on Jan. 21 for John Logsdon's New Book: John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

Timed perfectly to coincide with the upcoming 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon speech,” John Logsdon has just published a new book on the Kennedy era of space exploration. “John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon” is available through, and a book signing event will be held at George Washington University (GWU) on January 21 where copies can be purchased and autographed.

Dr. Logsdon is author of the seminal 1970 book “Decision to Go the Moon,” required reading for any student of space policy. Now a Professor Emeritus at GWU, Dr. Logsdon is considered the “dean” of space policy in the United States. GWU’s Space Policy Institute (SPI), which he established, is the incubator for many of the space policy practitioners in the country today. Currently under the directorship of Dr. Scott Pace, SPI will host the book signing from 5:00-7:00 pm on January 21, 2011 at GWU’s Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E Street, N.W. Dr. Logsdon will be introduced by one of his former students, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver.

On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy went before a joint session of Congress and gave a speech on Urgent National Needs. In that speech, he called on the country to commit to the goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth by the end of the decade. Dr. Logsdon’s first book provided a detailed look at the policy aspects of that decision. The new book takes a fresh look incorporating material from the Kennedy Administration released in recent years.

Please RSVP to by January 18 if you plan to attend.

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