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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 45 related to Blazing the Trail: The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry.   

From Astronautics to Cosmonautics

Mike Gruntman - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 75 pages
Two pioneers of space exploration, Robert Esnault-Pelterie and Ary Sternfeld, introduced the words 'astronautics' and 'cosmonautics, ' respectively, into the scientific ...
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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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Smithsonian Atlas of Space Exploration

Roger D. Launius, Andrew K. Johnston - Transportation - 2009 - 240 pages
In the history of space exploration, there have been many leaps for humankind. From the foremost experts at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, here is a complete ...
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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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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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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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Space Flight: History, Technology, and Operations

Lance K. Erickson - Science - 2010 - 668 pages
Space exploration has fascinated us since the launch of the first primitive rockets more than 3,000 years ago, and it continues to fascinate us today. The data gathered from ...
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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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