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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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Project Mercury: NASA's First Manned Space Programme

John Catchpole - Science - 2001 - 485 pages
Catchpole tells the fascinating story behind the development of the first American manned space program and its associated infrastructure. He provides accounts of the space ...
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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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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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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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Rockets and Missiles: The Life Story of a Technology

A. Bowdoin Van Riper - History - 2007 - 192 pages
Beginning with World War II, missiles transformed the art of war. For the first time, cities of warring nations were vulnerable to sudden, unannounced, long-distance attacks ...
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America's Leap Into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites

Henry L. Richter - Science - 2015 - 248 pages
After the shock of watching Russia’s Sputnik become the world’s first artificial satellite, America’s infant space program hurried to launch one of their own. In just 90 days ...
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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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