A report of the Conference on International Political Implications of Activities in Outer Space, held on October 22 and 23, 1959, at Washington, D.C. Part I presents a transcript of the conference covering the technological environment of outer space and its prospects, the political and military background and short-run outlook, some problems of the near future and possible approaches, and the future from 1984 and beyond. Part II consists of conference papers dealing with public opinion and the development of space technology, the international implications of outer space activities, outer space and international politics, and the natural history of man's emergence into space.
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