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Secret Projects: Military Space Technology by Bill Rose (June 2008)

This book outlines the development of space technology for military purposes from its very beginnings during World War 2 right up to the latest, most sophisticated systems. The author starts with references to the prewar era, then goes on to discuss German rocketry during World War 2 and their bold wartime ambitions, which were finally developed during the Cold War. By the mid-1950s, space was being visualized as the next big battlefield and both the US and Soviet Union had ambitions to expand their domains into the solar system. Many of these ideas were completely impractical, way beyond possible realisation, extremely dangerous and completely unaffordable. By the start of manned spaceflight, missions became politically motivated, although military projects continued in the background and this would eventually surface as the Star Wars (SDI) proposals. This is a serious factual study about the many projects that have come to the drawing board since the very beginning of space technology development; from the early experiments by the Germans in World War 2, through the X-plane era, 'Star Wars' and then to advanced spaceplane projects such as NASP (National Aerospace Plane), Copper Coast and the Aurora spaceplane, Soviet spaceplanes and long range USAF hypersonic strike and orbital aircraft. Many photographs are included to illustrate the detailed and comprehensive text.

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Star Wars : US Tools of Space Supremacy by Loring Wirbel (January 2004)

Star Wars: US Tools of Space Supremacy provides a fresh look at the role of space as an enabler of the Bush administration's plans for endless preventive war. It debunks the benign notions of missile defence, and expands the definition of space supremacy beyond that of weapons in space, to include the unilateral misuse of space-based intelligence, communications, and targeting technologies.

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Dyna-Soar: Hypersonic Strategic Weapons System by Robert Godwin, Godwin Robert (July 2003)

It was a Space Shuttle with a mission - to drop a weapon payload anywhere on Earth and to do so while approaching its target at hypersonic velocity - 18,000 miles per hour. Between 1957 and 1963 the Dyna-Soar program consumed $430 million of the US taxpayer's money. However, it never flew. Cancelled less than two weeks after President Kennedy's assassination, the Dyna-Soar (or X-20) was consigned to oblivion by the stroke of a pen. The story of Dyna-Soar is one of the great "what-ifs" of American aerospace history. If it had been seen to completion it might have seen service as a weapon, a shuttle, a life-boat for the space station, a tourist vehicle, or in its proposed advanced versions even a conveyance for regular trips to a moon base.

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Space Weapons: Earth Wars by Bob Preston, Dana J. Johnson, Sean J. A. Edwards, Michael Miller

Space weapons have been debated intensely in the past. The latest instance of prominent debate is over their use for ballistic missile defense. But this is not the only possible role for space weapons, and that fact raises a further concern.

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Ballistic Missile Defense Technologies by Office of Technology Assessment (December 2002)

President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative has kindled a national debate over the roles of strategic nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defenses, and arms control in U.S. national security policy. It has also underscored the important ramifications of U.S. military space policy. This report examines both the "why" and the "what" of ballistic missile defenses.

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Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites by Dwayne A. Day, John M. Logsdon (August 1999)

A history of the top secret CORONA spy satellite missions (not officially revealed until 1992). This book chronicles in detail the origins of U.S. satellite reconnaissance by focusing on the pioneering Corona program, under which some 800,000 satellite images were made between 1960 and 1972. 

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2001 Military Space Operations - U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army History, Programs and Plans: Satellites, Missiles, Spaceplanes, Weapons, Tactics by World Spaceflight News

This comprehensive electronic book on CD-ROM presents 146 official Department of Defense (DOD) documents covering the field of U.S. military space operations: General DOD, U.S. Air Force, And NRO Documents; Satellites, Launch Vehicles, And Commands; Joint Vision 2020; Spacecast 2020; Air Force 2025; Army Redstone Arsenal History; Technical And Research Reports, Background Papers; Images And Graphics - a total of over 10,000 pages!

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Atlas: The Ultimate Weapon by Those Who Built It by Chuck Walker (May 2005)

21st Century U.S. Army Space Support to Army Operations Field Manual  - Defense Department Space Policy, Military Space Systems by World Spaceflight News (May 2003)

America's Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and National Security
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Deep Black: Space Espionage and National Security
by William E. Burrows (January 1987)

Jane's Space Directory 2004-2005 by David Baker 

Mastering the Ultimate High Ground: Next Steps in the Military Use of Space by Benjamin S. Lambeth (July 2003)

Preserving America's Strength in Satellite Technology
by James Andrew Lewis, James A. Lewis, Csis Satellite Commission

The Militarization of Space: U.S. Policy, 1945-1984 (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) by Paul B. Stares (September 1987)

Rockets' Red Glare: Missile Defenses and the Future of World Politics by James J. Wirtz (Editor), Jeffrey A. Larsen (Editor), John Warner from

Space and National Security by Paul B. Stares (May 1987)

The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology by Nick Cook (August 2003)

The Changing Role of the U.S. Military in Space by Daniel Gonzales (November 1998)

The Secret of Apollo: Systems Management in American and European Space Programs (New Series in Nasa History) by Stephen B. Johnson (July 2002)

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