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Books Books 11 - 20 of about 35 related to The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age.   

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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The First Space Race: Launching the World's First Satellites

Matt Bille, Erika Lishock - Technology & Engineering - 2004 - 214 pages
From 1955 to 1958, American and Soviet engineers battled to launch successfully the world's first satellite, as the first nation to do so would gain advantages in science, the ...
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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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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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Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age

Matthew Brzezinski - History - 2007 - 336 pages
For the fiftieth anniversary of Sputnik, the behind-the-scenes story of the fierce battles on earth that launched the superpowers into space The spy planes were driving Nikita ...
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Men from Earth

Buzz Aldrin, Jr. - 2005
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This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age

William E. Burrows - Science - 2010 - 752 pages
It was all part of man's greatest adventure--landing men on the Moon and sending a rover to Mars, finally seeing the edge of the universe and the birth of stars, and launching ...
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Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965

Francis French, Colin Burgess - Science - 2007 - 429 pages
A history of early space flight focuses on the careers of both American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts and includes coverage of other persons who worked in support roles.
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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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