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The Resource Reaching for the moon : a short history of the space race, Roger D. Launius

Reaching for the moon : a short history of the space race, Roger D. Launius

Label
Reaching for the moon : a short history of the space race
Title
Reaching for the moon
Title remainder
a short history of the space race
Statement of responsibility
Roger D. Launius
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 and closing with the end of the Apollo program in 1972, Launius examines how early space exploration blurred the lines between military and civilian activities, and how key actions led to space firsts as well as crushing failures. Launius places American and Soviet programs on equal footing -- following American aerospace engineers Wernher von Braun and Robert Gilruth, their Soviet counterparts Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov -- to highlight key actions that led to various successes, failures, and ultimately the American Moon landing
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Launius, Roger D
Dewey number
629.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space race
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Astronautics and state
  • Astronautics and state
  • Outer space
Target audience
adult
Label
Reaching for the moon : a short history of the space race, Roger D. Launius
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. U.S./USSR Early Postwar Rocketry -- One. Sputnik Winter -- Two. The First Race to the Moon -- Three. Star Voyagers -- Four. The Decisions to Go to the Moon -- Five. The Game of One-Upmanship -- Six. Creating the Moon-Landing Capability -- Seven. Realization -- Eight. Revelations -- Conclusion
Control code
000065448831
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300230468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055264318
Label
Reaching for the moon : a short history of the space race, Roger D. Launius
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. U.S./USSR Early Postwar Rocketry -- One. Sputnik Winter -- Two. The First Race to the Moon -- Three. Star Voyagers -- Four. The Decisions to Go to the Moon -- Five. The Game of One-Upmanship -- Six. Creating the Moon-Landing Capability -- Seven. Realization -- Eight. Revelations -- Conclusion
Control code
000065448831
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300230468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055264318

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