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NYU Space Talks ⎪ William P. Barry: '"The Widest Practical and Appropriate Dissemination of Information:" Origins and Operations of NASA’s History Program'
Section 203 of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 required the new agency to disseminate 'information concerning its activities and the results thereof.' While the authors and approvers of the Act probably never considered it, this mandate led to the hiring of Dr. Eugene M. Emme as NASA’s first Chief Historian in 1959 and the creation of the History Program. For over 60 years, and under the guidance of six chief historians, NASA’s History Program has struggled to meet that mandate in an environment not often hospitable to historical inquiry. This talk will be an insider’s account of that story.

Sep 13, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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