Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite / Edition 11

Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite / Edition 11

by Roger D. Lanius
     
 

ISBN-10: 9057026236

ISBN-13: 9789057026232

Pub. Date: 10/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe. An introductory…  See more details below

Overview

This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe. An introductory essay by Pulitzer Prize winner Walter A. McDougall sets the context for Sputnik and its significance at the end of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789057026232
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Series, #11
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Walter A. McDougall Introduction: Was Sputnik Really a Saltation?
Part 1: Roger D. Launius Space Flight in the Soviet Union Part 2: Robert W. Smith A Setting for the International Geophysical Year Part 3: Ramifications and Reactions
Glenn P. Hastedt Epilogue: Sputnik and Technological Surprise

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