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Countdown : A History of Space Flight

Countdown : A History of Space Flight - 97 edition

Countdown : A History of Space Flight - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780471291053

ISBN10: 0471291056

Countdown : A History of Space Flight by T. A. Heppenheimer - ISBN 9780471291053
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International: No
Countdown : A History of Space Flight by T. A. Heppenheimer - ISBN 9780471291053

ISBN13: 9780471291053

ISBN10: 0471291056

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 97

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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 rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits.

Author Bio

Heppenheimer, T. A. :

T. A. Heppenheimer, Ph.D., has written extensively on aerospace, business, and the history of technology. A frequent contributor to Discover, Forbes, Nature, Omni, and American Heritage magazines, he is the author of six previous books, including Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation (Wiley). Dr. Heppenheimer divides his time between Fountain Valley, California, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

Table of Contents

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.