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Sputnik: The Shock of the Century

Paul Dickson - History - 2009 - 320 pages
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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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The decision to go to the moon: Project Apollo and the national interest

John M. Logsdon - Science - 1970 - 187 pages
The decision announced by John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961, initiating the expedition to the moon, is now documented in full for future students of history. To John Logsdon ...
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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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John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

J. Logsdon - Science - 2011 - 291 pages
While there are many biographies of JFK and accounts of the early years of US space efforts, this book uses primary source material and interviews with key participants to ...
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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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To a Distant Day: The Rocket Pioneers

Chris Gainor - Science - 2008 - 236 pages
?Insightful, instructive, and definitely worth the read.??Greg Andres, Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada ?As someone who has been teaching a course on space ...
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