Countdown: A History of Space Flight / Edition 1

Countdown: A History of Space Flight / Edition 1

by T. A. Heppenheimer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471144398

ISBN-13: 9780471144397

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

This is the first book to take a historian's view of the space age, taking a realistic, unglamorized look at astronauts and technology. It answers questions regarding the United States decision to go to the moon, to abandon Skylab 2 and how the Cold War influenced the space race. It addresses the significance of satellite reconnaissance as well as the Soviet-manned

Overview

This is the first book to take a historian's view of the space age, taking a realistic, unglamorized look at astronauts and technology. It answers questions regarding the United States decision to go to the moon, to abandon Skylab 2 and how the Cold War influenced the space race. It addresses the significance of satellite reconnaissance as well as the Soviet-manned moon effort, Apollo and the politics behind them. It presents newly released information from the former Soviet Union and looks to the future of the space program and the direction it needs to take to serve the public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471144397
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Wonder-Weapons and Prison Camps: Rocketry Under Stalin and Hitler.

Ingenious Yankees: The Rise of America's Rocket Industry.

Racing to Armageddon: The Superpowers Begin Their Missile Programs.

The Mid-1950s: Spacecraft, Planned and Imagined.

"The Russians Are Ahead of Us!": The Space Race Begins.

A Promise of Moonglow: Space in the Wake of Sputnik.

Afternoon in May: Kennedy Commits to the Moon.

High-Water Mark: The Manned Moon Race.

Lunar Aftermath: Space Stations and the Shuttle.

Electrons in the Void: The Unmanned Space Programs.

Space in the Eighties: The Efforts Falter.

Renewal and Outlook: Commerce and Cooperation in Space.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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