presidents and their visions of space exploration speak for themselves, clues for a new paradigm of space exploration, or at least some suggestions, will arise.
I am indebted to my parents, Mary Louise and Maurice, for my interest in space exploration. They were, after all, the ones who encouraged me to stay up past my bedtime and watch Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins circle, land, and walk on the moon. In particular, it was my father's work with aeronautical design and space research that continuously piqued my interest in space exploration.
My interest in metaphor began while completing my dissertation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the guidance and watchful eyes of Jim Klumpp. Since that time, Bernie Brock and Phyllis Japp have helped me to clarify and sharpen some of my ideas. My department chair, Virginia Katz, was very generous in providing both words of encouragement and research time. My colleagues Howard Martz, Elizabeth Nelson, Jerry Pepper, Mike Sunnafrank, and Debora Petersen-Perlman gave excellent words of support as well. Sue Brockopp, the departmental secretary, did wonders for my morale, as did my Wallyball teammates, the members of my writing group, and all my friends. Finally, my thanks go out to Sue Lawson, whose many words and mini-interventions helped to keep me on track.
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Publication information: Book title: Presidential Perspectives on Space Exploration:Guiding Metaphors from Eisenhower to Bush. Contributors: Linda T. Krug - Author. Publisher: Praeger Publishers. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1991. Page number: xx.
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