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Title

All Eyes on Space: The Search for Environmental Safety and Pioneer 10: 1969-1974

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

The early 1970s marked a significant turning point in American history regarding the space race and environmental awareness. Within this context, the space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, illustrates one perspective on growing environmental concern. The Environmental Protection Agency’s creation assisted with implementing numerous laws to protect the United State’s environment while NASA and other scientific organizations were looking beyond the Earth for answers. This report illustrates the unlikely connection between the 1970’s environmental movement and Pioneer 10.

Start Date

12-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

12-4-2021 1:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Brian Roberts

Department

Department of History

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Comments

This entry was part of the following session of the event:

  • Session title: Historical Perspectives & Creative Performance; Monday, April 12, 2021; 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.; Moderator: Ashleigh Kysar-Moon.

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All Eyes on Space: The Search for Environmental Safety and Pioneer 10: 1969-1974

The early 1970s marked a significant turning point in American history regarding the space race and environmental awareness. Within this context, the space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, illustrates one perspective on growing environmental concern. The Environmental Protection Agency’s creation assisted with implementing numerous laws to protect the United State’s environment while NASA and other scientific organizations were looking beyond the Earth for answers. This report illustrates the unlikely connection between the 1970’s environmental movement and Pioneer 10.