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Books Books 11 - 20 of about 47 related to The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age.   

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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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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Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest

Gerard Degroot - History - 2006 - 321 pages
A selection of the History, Scientific American, and Quality Paperback Book Clubs For a very brief moment during the 1960s, America was moonstruck. Boys dreamt of being an ...
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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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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 Other Space Race: Eisenhower and the Quest for Aerospace Security

Nicholas Sambaluk - History - 2015 - 352 pages
The Other Space Race is a unique look at the early U.S. space program and how it both shaped and was shaped by politics during the Cold War. Eisenhower’s “New Look” expanded ...
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The Sputnik Challenge

Robert A. Divine - History - 1993 - 245 pages
An account of the drama and birth of the space age discusses the public uproar, secret U-2 flights, bungled missile tests, spy satellites, political maneuvering, and scientific ...
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The First Space Race: Launching the World's First Satellites

Matt Bille, Erika Lishock - Technology & Engineering - 2004 - 214 pages
The First Space Race reveals the inside story of an epic adventure with world-altering stakes. From 1955 to 1958, American and Soviet engineers battled to capture the world’s ...
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