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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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Rockets Into Space

Frank H. Winter - Science - 1990 - 165 pages
Traces the development of rockets, looks at new propulsion systems being proposed, and discusses the ways in which modern rockets can be used
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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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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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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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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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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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