This New Ocean: A History of the First Space Age / Edition 1

This New Ocean: A History of the First Space Age / Edition 1

by William E. Burrows
     
 

ISBN-10: 0679445218

ISBN-13: 9780679445210

Pub. Date: 09/22/1998

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

John Glenn's return to space is a reminder of the history of the early space program. This New Ocean is a detailed history of the early years of space exploration, from Sputnik to the Space Shuttle, with all the political intrigue and ego-filled infighting that went along with it. Because the space race was more than science, more than just another

Overview

John Glenn's return to space is a reminder of the history of the early space program. This New Ocean is a detailed history of the early years of space exploration, from Sputnik to the Space Shuttle, with all the political intrigue and ego-filled infighting that went along with it. Because the space race was more than science, more than just another high-tech industry, the story is complicated. The space race created intrigue at the core of the U.S.-Soviet power struggle. It caused interagency feuds in the U.S. government to boil over. It won and lost elections, and it anointed both heroes and martyrs. This New Ocean chronicles the political, technical, and social evolution wrought by "the first space age."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679445210
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/22/1998
Pages:
723
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.82(d)

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