By Roger D. Lanius,John M. Logsdon,Robert W. Smith

This ebook explores Russia's wonderful good fortune of ushering within the house age through launching Sputnik and beating the us into area. It additionally examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the truth of worldwide satellite tv for pc communications, and a brand new iteration of clinical spacecraft that started exploring the universe. An introductory essay via Pulitzer Prize winner Walter A. McDougall units the context for Sputnik and its value on the finish of the 20 th century.

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