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Books Books 11 - 20 of about 46 related to The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age.    

The space race: from Sputnik to Apollo, and beyond

Donald William Cox - Astronautics and civilization - 1962 - 393 pages
From Sputnik to Apollo..and beyond. A provocative political-social history of the space age.
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Countdown: a history of space flight

T. A. Heppenheimer - History - 1997 - 398 pages
Exposes the behind-the-scenes events of the U.S. and Soviet space programs, describing key personalities, technologies, successes, and failures encountered along the way
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The Sputnik Challenge

Robert A. Divine - History - 1993 - 272 pages
On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched a 184-pound metal ball called Sputnik into orbit around the Earth, and America plummeted into a panic. Nuclear weapon designer ...
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Sputnik: The Shock of the Century

Paul Dickson - History - 2009 - 320 pages
On October 4, 1957, as Leave It to Beaver premiered on American television, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made object into space-a 184-pound satellite carrying only a ...
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Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Yanek Mieczkowski - History - 2013 - 368 pages
In a critical Cold War moment, Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency suddenly changed when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite. What Ike called "a small ...
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Aiming for the stars: the dreamers and doers of the space age

Tom D. Crouch - Technology & Engineering - 1999 - 338 pages
A compelling history of humankind's quest for the stars begins with the rocketry experiments of Wenher von Braun and others, and vividly recalls the Cold War space race that ...
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The Missile and Space Race

Alan J. Levine - History - 1994 - 247 pages
This book is a history of the missile and space race in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Shades of Gray: National Security and the Evolution of Space Reconnaissance

L. Parker Temple - Social Science - 2005 - 613 pages
The USA has developed the most expensive and capable reconnaissance satellites the world has ever seen. The author describes the development of these capabilities in ...
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