Why America Conquered Space

A review of *Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War*

Jason Park
Jun 2 · 5 min read
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What percentage of Americans do you think supported the space race in the 1960s?

As with almost all statistics, it’s impossible to arrive at one conclusive answer, but I assumed the number would be high. Maybe 75%? Cold War rivalry…