Summary: The race to put a man on the moon provided the perfect metaphor for scientific achievement, one that challenged and captured the public imagination. Yet in addition to its science-fiction glamour, the space race served equally powerful and social objectives. Countdown provides the first overview of the period that explores the achievements and failures of all sides of the space race in their full historical context. T. A. Heppenheimer's acclaimed chronicle of rocke ...show morets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 97
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