President Ronald Reagan awarded physicist Edward Teller Ph.D., the National Medal of Science in 1983. Image courtesy Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
I kinda stumbled upon this information while exploring some parts of the internet introduced to me on "Dads house of tinfoil" an excellent blog on subjects that really makes me think about my mundane existence here on planet earth. I remember Ronnie Raygun and his Star Wars project, but thought it was a joke, just like the fact that he was our presiden't. I guess I was smoking too much wacky weed or else was just plain asleep* Anyways since I got my fiberoptic connection I seem to be getting a more in depth history than I was getting on the telly back in those days, but there isn't much more information in the here and now either.
Earthfiles © 2007 by Linda Moulton Howe
Star Wars Physicist edward Teller, Outer Space Menace And Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs)
June 15, 2007 Albuquerque, New Mexico - The following alleged government document is reprinted in full. Originally leaked to Bob and Ryan Wood for their Majestic-12 documents project at majesticdocuments.com. The document is entitled “Edward Tellers Pitch to
President Reagan for SDI" (Strategic Defense Initiative). The date is July 2, a year or two after Ronald Reagan became president in January 1981.
[ Editor's Note: The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was proposed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983, to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. The initiative focused on strategic defense rather than the prior strategic offense doctrine of mutual assured destruction (MAD).
The research and technologies of SDI paved the way for some anti-ballistic missile systems of today. The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) was set up in 1984 within the United States Department of Defense for the Strategic Defense Initiative. It gained the popular name "Star Wars" after the title of the 1977 George Lucas feature film, the first in a series. Under the administration of President Bill Clinton in 1993, SDI was changed to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and its emphasis was shifted from national missile defense to theater missile defense; from global to regional coverage. BMDO was later renamed Missile Defense Agency (MDA).]