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National Space Week: Week of 13 July

Julia M. Rholes (Head of the Microtext and Maps departments)
Jean Kellough (State documents librarian, at Sterling C. Evans Library of Texas A&M University.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 April 1986


On 13 July 1974, President Nixon signed a proclamation declaring the week of 20 July National Space Week, in honor of man's landing on the moon on 20 July 1969. Although the lunar landing was certainly the emotional high point for the American space program, interest in space remains quite high, as evidenced by the tremendous popularity of films and books on the subject. The intention of this article is to provide readers with a guide to materials that serve to focus attention on space exploration, not only during Space Week, but throughout the year.


Rholes, J.M. and Kellough, J. (1986), "National Space Week: Week of 13 July", Reference Services Review, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 73-90.




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